Your Visit

At Bloomington Primary Care, we want to make your appointment as smooth as possible. We see the whole spectrum of life: infants, children, adolescents and adults; we encourage healthy lifestyles at all ages. We recommend annual physicals and general wellness measures to help your life be as full and active as possible. Please take a look at our office policies to familiarize yourself with our practice.



Registration

When you come in for your appointment, please try to arrive 10 minutes early to complete or update your health history forms.

We accept nearly all commercial insurance plans. Including Blue Cross, Health Alliance, APP EPO Plan, Cigna, United, Coventry, PersonalCare, Aetna, HealthLink, PHCS, and more. Please call to inquire whether your plan is accepted. Please bring your insurance card and photo ID to every appointment.

Acute Care

When you experience an illness or infection or have a medical problem that needs attention quickly, we make every effort to see you the same day that you call. Because everyone’s health is different, we attend to each patient’s needs individually. Our staff assesses your situation, makes a diagnosis and determines an action plan for you. We do lab work in our office to help diagnose and treat you; if the treatment is beyond our office capacity, we will refer you to an appropriate specialist. Our caring staff wants to help you feel better and will take the time to focus on and treat the problem, whether you are fighting cold or flu symptoms, a joint sprain or bone fracture, or an unexpected flare-up of a chronic condition.

Physical Exam and Labs

When you come in for your annual physical exam, we encourage you to have labs done in advance (2+ days prior to your appointment) so that we can review the results with you during your appointment. When you call to schedule lab work, tell the receptionist that the labs are for your annual physical exam. Routine labs include urinalysis and blood screening. We measure: cholesterol and lipid levels, complete chemistry (including diabetes, kidney, liver and organ function), iron level, blood count, thyroid and PSA (for men).

During your appointment, we will review your lab results with you and note any changes or warning signs. We will discuss your overall health with you including your diet, exercise, and any medications you are currently taking. We will check your flexibility and identify whether your body is functioning as it should be.

For men over 40, a prostate exam is given during the physical examination. For women, we may conduct a pelvic examination; women are also given an annual breast exam at 40 plus the 1-3 years starting at age 21.

During your physical exam, we also check your skin for any changes or abnormalities that may indicate cancer. You should protect your skin with sunblock (SPF 30 or higher) and cover up when you are outside.

We check blood pressure routinely with every visit. Heart disease is still the #1 killer in the US; so we want to reduce your risk as much as possible.

We verify and update your immunizations during your annual physical exam as well. Click here for a more complete listing of our exam components.

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