SouthPark Internal Medicine
9088 S. Ridgeline Blvd.,
Suite 201
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
720-266-6900
303-791-9920 fax

Preventative Medicine

PreventativeMedicineImmunizations | Physical Exams | Screenings

Immunizations

Vaccines are one of the safest and best methods of prevention. Immunizations can be administered to patients with minor illnesses, such as an ear infection or runny nose. Patients experiencing moderate to severe sickness should not receive  some vaccinations, and those with other health conditions should not be given specific vaccines or receive them at a later date.

Our office follows the Immunization Schedule recommended by the Center for Disease Control

CDC’s Recommended Immunizations for Adults 19-65+ Years of Age

Do offer in office: DTAP, Pneumovax, TB Testing, Flu vaccine/High Dose Flu vaccine

Do Not offer in office: Hepatitis, MMR, Prevnar, Zostavax, Meningitis, HPV

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Physical Exams

We recommend adults have a physical exam each year to screen for diseases, determine the risks of possible future medical problems, update vaccinations and promote a healthy lifestyle. The majority of patients only seek medical attention if he/she is ill. Maintaining a relationship with your doctor, even when you are well, will allow us to recognize potential problems, like high blood pressure, early and treat them before they become more serious. During this exam your physician will discuss your family history and medical history, as well as thoroughly examine the following for any abnormal signs/symptoms that may indicate an impending medical issue:

  • Entire Head
  • Eyes
  • Ears
  • Nose and sinuses
  • Mouth and pharynx
  • Neck
  • Back
  • Breast and armpits
  • Heart
  • Lungs
  • Abdomen
  • Rectum and anus
  • Reproductive organs
  • Legs
  • Blood vessels
  • Spine

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Screenings

Regular health screening tests are an important part of preventative health care. Early detection is often the key to successful treatment. Many times, there are no signs or symptoms of common health problems, making it even more vital to have these screenings done in order to catch the disease as early as possible – and begin treatment. Age, genetics and lifestyle play a role in each person’s risk for disease, so patients should check with their physician to find out how often they need specific screenings. We perform the following screenings:

  • Blood pressure
  • Cholesterol
  • Blood glucose (Diabetes)
  • Hearing
  • Cancer
  • Skin
  • Bone Density
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