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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:
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.
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:
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:
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, 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:
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:
Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough) for all adults who have not previously received a Tdap vaccine
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.