Family Medicine

Lake Grove Family Medical Clinic -  - Family Medicine

Lake Grove Family Medical Clinic

Family Medicine & Primary Care Physicians located in Lake Oswego, OR

Taking care of your family’s health, including having regular physical exams, is critical to maintaining wellness. At Lake Grove Family Medical Clinic, Dr. Selby and Christie Schoppe, P.A., offer complete family medicine to the community in a comfortable environment. If you’re due for a physical exam or experiencing a health concern, call the Lake Oswego, Oregon, office today or schedule an appointment online. Same-day appointments are available for acute care.

Family Medicine Q & A

What is family medicine?

Family medicine is a specialized field that treats children, teens, and adults. Although other specialties focus on a specific organ or disease, family medicine provides a comprehensive approach for all family members. 

Family physicians undergo extensive training in major medical fields, including:

  • Pediatrics
  • Dermatology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Emergency medicine
  • Internal medicine
  • Psychiatry/mental health
  • Neurology
  • Surgery
  • Preventative medicine
  • Orthopedics
  • Family planning

What family services do you provide?

Family Practice/Primary Care Physicians are the specialists who provide the majority of care of health care in our country today. 

Lake Grove Family Medical Clinic offers a wide variety of acute, chronic, and preventive care for the entire family. The personal patient-to-doctor relationship allows for integrative medicine under one roof.

Family services include routine checkups, immunization and screening tests, laceration repairs, and simple procedures. In addition to helping maintain overall wellness management, family physicians deliver support for chronic diseases, such as:

  • Heart disease
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Asthma
  • Arthritis 

What are the signs I need a physical exam?

Physical examinations are routine tests your Family Doctor provides to check for your overall health. Though each person sees a family specialist for different reasons, you may want to schedule a checkup if you’re exhibiting any of the following:

  • Experiencing sickness
  • Management of ongoing or chronic conditions
  • Check the effectiveness of a new medicine
  • Prenatal care, if you’re pregnant
  • Lifestyle concerns like family planning
  • Reasons based on individual needs

Having a regular health exam is a key part of family medicine. It allows your doctor to check for wellness and provide individualized care. 

What should I expect during a physical exam?

A physical exam begins with a thorough discussion of your health history and a standard overview of your physical health.

When lab or radiology services are required, you will always be personally contacted with the results.  

When an out of clinic consultation is required, they will assist in finding the appropriate specialist in the area who participate with your health plan.

You also have a personal and secure web portal available, there you can review the results online at any time.

How often should I have a physical exam?

This depends on your age and health history, but in general, a comprehensive medical exam in your 20s and 30s is often performed every three years. However, this may vary depending on personal and family history.

Annual physicals should start beginning at age 40.

Why do I need a physical exam?

Physical examinations are critical to preventing illness and to provide a better quality of life. They help you understand all the potential risks to your life and health and plan screening strategies to prevent problems before they can adversely affect your health. 

Having a regular health exam is a key part of family medicine. Waiting until a problem forces you to the emergency room is not cost-effective and will not provide the quality-of-life you’re seeking.

Taking care of your family’s health is the mission at Lake Grove Family Medical Clinic. They strive to provide the very best of medical care and staff their practice so that same-day appointments are often available.

Call or schedule an appointment online with Lake Grove Family Medical Clinic for your next physical examination today. They offer comprehensive family medicine for every member of your family.