If you are looking for a partner in health to provide a lifetime of guidance and well-being, Adena primary care providers (PCPs) are here for you. Our primary care experts provide head-to-toe health care from infancy through geriatrics, focusing on preventative health care, acute and chronic disease health management throughout every stage of your life’s journey.

You deserve high quality care for lifelong wellness, which is why our providers educate, diagnose and treat all of your health needs, including physicals, immunizations, health screenings and disease prevention. Our primary care teams are trained to look at each patient individually and holistically to determine the root-cause of any health problem. They also consult with specialists when needed to help provide the most comprehensive care available. 

Our primary care team includes:

  • Advanced practice providers (APPs)
  • Clinical pharmacists
  • Family medicine physicians
  • Internal medicine physicians
  • Medical assistants
  • Nurse navigators
  • Patient care coordinators
  • Pediatricians
  • Social workers

We’re here to help you and your family live a healthy life in mind, body and spirit. Our providers live and work in your community, and they want to help you be healthy. That’s why they offer convenient care that’s close to home with 19 primary care locations and five urgent care and walk-in locations. 

We are currently accepting new patients and we accept Medicare, Medicaid, self-pay and most commercial insurances. 

Conditions Treated

Our family practice locations offer compassionate care in state-of-the-art facilities using the latest technology to treat a wide variety of conditions. Common treatments include:

  • Acute Care
    • Bronchitis 
    • Colds
    • Cough
    • Ear infections
    • Eye infections
    • Flu
    • Gastrointestinal issues like upset stomach and diarrhea 
    • Minor trauma
    • Rashes
    • Sinus infection
    • Skin lesions and infections
    • Sore throat
    • Strep throat
    • Upper respiratory infections
    • Urinary tract infections
  • Musculoskeletal issues
  • General care
    • B vitamin deficiency
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Prediabetes
    • Prostate health
    • Sleep issues

Services and Treatment

Our primary care team provides a full continuum of care. That’s why we offer health and wellness services for every aspect of your life and health, including: 

  • Annual/wellness checkups 
  • Behavioral (mental) health 
  • Birth control and family planning 
  • Blood tests
  • Cryosurgery
  • Diagnostic tests:
  • Drug tests and screenings
  • Electrolyte testing
  • Flu and rapid flu testing
  • Gynecological exams
  • Health screenings
  • Immunizations 
  • Joint injections and musculoskeletal issues
  • Management of chronic conditions
  • Minor in-office procedures
  • Minor skin procedures
  • On-site testing
  • Osteotherapy (chiropractic care)
  • Physicals
  • Pregnancy tests
  • Reproductive health
  • Sports physicals 
  • STD tests
  • Strep testing
  • Treatment of acute illness 
  • Urine testing

Cancer Screenings

Cancer screenings are an important part of your health maintenance. Cancer screenings can detect cancer at its earliest and most treatable stage. If caught early, treatment is typically easier and the chances of surviving are much higher. Adena offers these cancer screenings:

Immunizations and Vaccination Care

Immunizations, also called vaccines, create immunity to certain diseases. Immunizations are an important part of preventive care. Getting vaccinated can help to keep people, families and even entire communities healthy and safe. The recommended immunizations and vaccinations for kids and teenagers include:

  • Chickenpox (varicella) 
  • COVID-19 
  • Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (DTaP)
  • Hepatitis A (HepA)
  • Hepatitis B (HepB)
  • Hib 
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) 
  • Influenza 
  • Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR)
  • Meningococcal vaccines
  • Pneumococcal vaccine (PCV)
  • Polio vaccine (IPV)
  • Rotavirus 
  • Shingles

Immunizations are important for older adults, too. Immune systems become weaker with age, which makes it more difficult to fight off infections. 

Vaccines recommended for adults include:

  • Chickenpox (varicella)
  • COVID-19
  • Flu
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B for adults who have diabetes or are at risk
  • HPV (human papillomavirus, which can cause certain cancers)
  • Measles, mumps and rubella
  • Meningococcal disease
  • Pneumococcal for adults age 65 years and older and adults with risk conditions
  • Shingles for healthy adults age 50 years and older
  • Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough) for all adults who have not previously received a Tdap vaccine

Preventive Care screenings

Imagine lowering or eliminating your risk of developing colorectal cancer well before the disease ever surfaces. Or, learning that you are pre-diabetic and changing your lifestyle and diet instead of developing type 2 diabetes. These scenarios are common occurrences thanks to preventive health screenings offered by Adena primary care providers in south central Ohio. As part of monitoring your ongoing wellness, Adena offers an array of screenings and preventive measures to keep you healthy and reduce your chances of developing a chronic disease, including:

  • Blood pressure
  • Body mass index (BMI)
  • Counseling
  • Personal health history
  • Physical exam
  • Routine checkups

Annual Physicals

A yearly physical is a great way to check in with your Adena primary care provider to ask general questions and receive routine exams to make sure everything is running smoothly. Annual appointments typically take no more than 30 minutes depending on the concerns you bring up with your doctor. Our providers check for a number of things during an annual physical, including:

General appearance - Watching you and talking to you about your health can give your doctor insight into your overall health. Does your skin look healthy? How quickly are you able to comprehend and respond to questions? Can you walk around easily? These are all things a doctor looks for when observing you.

Vital signs - Testing for blood pressure, heart rate, respiration rate and temperature are all routine during an annual checkup. Vital signs give the doctor a bird’s eye view into the general state of your body’s most essential organs and functions.

Heart exam - The heart is one of the most vital organs in your body, and your doctor will perform a few tests to check and see if there are signs of disease or any other inhibiting factor. They will listen to your heart with a stethoscope to detect an irregular heartbeat or a murmur – both of which can be signs of heart disease.

Lung exam - Lungs serve an essential purpose in your overall function and health. Your doctor will listen for crackles, irregular breathing sounds or wheezes by using a stethoscope. Irregularities in breathing can be a sign of either lung or heart disease.

Head and neck exam - The doctor will take a look at your throat, tonsils gums and teeth to help determine your overall state of health. The doctor will also likely check your nose, ears, sinuses, lymph nodes and carotid arteries.

Wellness exams and annual physicals are usually covered by most insurance plans, but you may receive a bill for if treatment is given for other conditions during your visit.

Men’s Health Checklist

Generally, men are less likely to seek medical care until there is a problem. But early detection can be the key to keeping men healthy. Here is a general checklist of screenings for men. Check-ups, screenings and treatments may differ based on your health status and risk factors. Check with your Adena primary care provider to discuss which will benefit you.

Ages 19-39

  • Physical – Every year
  • Blood pressure – Every year
  • Blood and urine tests – Every three years
  • Preventive care: Dental – Every six months
  • Preventive care: Hearing and vision – Every year
  • Sexually-transmitted diseases – Discuss with your provider
  • Oral health and cancer – Every year
  • Self exams: Testicular and skin – Monthly

Ages 40-49

  • Physical – Every year
  • Blood pressure – Every year
  • Blood and urine tests – Every two years
  • Preventive care: Dental – Every six months
  • Preventive care: Hearing and vision – Every year
  • Sexually-transmitted diseases – Discuss with your provider
  • Oral health and cancer – Every year
  • Colon and rectal health – Starting at age 45, then every ten years 
  • Self exams: Testicular and skin – Monthly

Ages 50+

  • Physical – Every year
  • Blood pressure – Every year
  • Blood and urine tests – Every year
  • Preventive care: Dental – Every six months
  • Preventive care: Hearing and vision – Every year
  • Sexually-transmitted diseases – Discuss with your provider
  • Oral health and cancer – Every year
  • Self exams: Testicular and skin – Monthly
  • Colon and rectal health – Starting at age 45, then every ten years 
  • Lung health and cancer – For current or former smokers between 50-80

Women’s Health Checklist

All women should make time for healthy habits. That includes health screenings. Here is a general checklist of screenings for women. Check-ups, screenings and treatments may differ based on your health status and risk factors. Check with your Adena primary care provider to discuss which will benefit you.

Ages 19-39

  • Physical – Every year
  • Blood pressure – Every year
  • Blood and urine tests – Every three years
  • Preventive care: Dental – Every six months
  • Preventive care: Hearing and vision – Every year
  • Sexually-transmitted diseases – Discuss with your provider
  • Oral health and cancer – Every year
  • Self exams: Breast and skin – Monthly
  • Breast health and cancer screenings – Every year

Ages 40-49

  • Physical – Every year
  • Blood pressure – Every year
  • Blood and urine tests – Every two years
  • Preventive care: Dental – Every six months
  • Preventive care: Hearing and vision – Every year
  • Sexually-transmitted diseases – Discuss with your provider
  • Oral health and cancer – Every year
  • Self exams: Breast and skin – Monthly
  • Breast health and cancer screenings – Every year
  • Mammograms – Every year
  • Colon and rectal health – Starting at age 45, then every ten years 

Ages 50+

  • Physical – Every year
  • Blood pressure – Every year
  • Blood and urine tests – Every year
  • Preventive care: Dental – Every six months
  • Preventive care: Hearing and vision – Every year
  • Bone health – Starting at age 65
  • Sexually-transmitted diseases – Discuss with your provider
  • Oral health and cancer – Every year
  • Self exams: Breast and skin – Monthly
  • Breast health and cancer screenings – Every year
  • Mammograms – Every year
  • Colon and rectal health – Starting at age 45, then every ten years 
  • Lung health and cancer – For current or former smokers between 50-80

Awards and Recognition

14 of Adena’s Family Medicine clinics are recognized by the National Center for Quality Assurance as a Patient Centered Medical Home. We make up half of the NCQA PCMH recognized clinics within a 50 mile radius of Chillicothe.

NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition raises the bar in defining high-quality care by emphasizing access, health information technology and coordinated care focused on patients. Recognition shows that Adena has the tools, systems and resources to provide its patients with the right care, at the right time.

Since 1895, we’ve remained focused on our commitment to provide you and your family with the best healthcare and personal service. Though we regularly receive national recognition for high quality standards of care, our true honor is serving you.

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