Our Family Medicine Services
As a family clinic, we provide excellent care, for the following services:
Wellington Family Medicine, and the surrounding areas
Unlike other physicians who specialize in treating one particular organ or disease, a family physician is uniquely trained to care for you as a whole person, regardless of your age or sex. In addition to diagnosing and treating acute and chronic illnesses, the family physician provides routine health screenings and counseling on lifestyle changes in an effort to prevent illnesses before they develop. And, if a health condition arises that requires care from another specialist, the family physician will be there to guide you and to coordinate all aspects of your care. You and your family physician will work together to achieve the best possible outcome.
Dr. Chris Mbaeri specializes in a wide range of treatment covering anything from chronic and preventive medical care services. Additionally to diagnosing and treating, our our staff also provides preventive care, including standard checkups, health-risk analysis, immunization and screening tests, and a framework on how you and your family can maintain a healthy and long life. Dr. Mbaeri also manage chronic illness, in some cases consulting specialists within our medical group or experience professionals we have developed a long standing relationship with.
School and Sports Physicals
Some schools require a physical exam and proof of up-to-date immunizations before children can enter certain grades or participate in sports. Check with your school district to see what’s required, typically includes a well-child visit every other year for school age children. Your family’s health insurance may also affect the number and timing of these visits.
Because there really isn’t time to do this type of exam during an office visit when your child is sick, you should make an appointment specifically for a general health assessment.
The doctor will check your child’s:
- Height and weight
- Blood pressure and heart rate
- Teeth, gums, tongue and throat
- Eyes, vision
- Ears, hearing
- Nose and skin
- Heart, lungs and abdomen
- Fine-motor development, such as the ability to pick up small objects or tie shoes
- Gross-motor development, such as the ability to walk, climb stairs or jump
- Spinal alignment for signs of curvature (scoliosis)
- Genitalia, confirming a normal level of maturation and checking for hernia, infection and other possible problems
Preemployment and DOT physicals
Your DOT physical examination will consist of a blood pressure check, pulse check, hernia check and a neurological exam. The medical examiner will also listen to your heart, lungs and check for a hernia. Additionally, your throat, eyes, ears and mouth will be checked.
Children’s Health, including immunizations
Childhood is a crucial time in the development of a person’s health, which means that top-quality medical care is more important for children and young adults than anyone else. That’s why we offer many preventative and general pediatrics services:
- Annual physicals
- Sports physicals
- Well-child checks
- Irregular Cycles
Women’s health to include Pap smears, Birth control methods, etc.
We provide well-women care in all phases of life. This includes menopause consultations, annual gynecological exams, pap smears, incontinence evaluation, sexually transmitted infection education and screening. Annual well women exams are important to address concerns which include but are not limited to: health, cancer, and sexually transmitted infections screenings, birth control and concerns about sex, issues with menstrual periods, and preconception counseling.
Minor office surgical procedures
Minor office surgical procedures including excision of unsightly and symptomatic skin lesions, various warts treatment options, ingrown nails treatment, minor cysts and ganglion removal, incision and drainage of abscesses, Bartholin’s cyst excision, etc
Laser & Cosmetic
Botox®: injection is a simple non surgical procedure to take care of fine to severe frown lines in the upper part of the face and is also effective for crow’s feet, lifting eyebrow and forehead lines. Its effect lasts for about 4 months and regular treatment can increase the effectiveness and treatment to last longer than 4 months.