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Don’t Put Your Health on Hold: See Your Winter Park Primary Care Provider Today

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You know that now more than ever, it’s important to take control of your health. The skilled professionals at AdventHealth Medical Group Family Medicine at Winter Park and AdventHealth Medical Group Family Medicine at Center for Health & Wellbeing are ready to care for you. 

With a continuous supply of fresh personal protective equipment (PPE), as well as a fully staffed team, we’re ready to provide the same care you trust and expect. Plus, newly enhanced safety measures are in place to ensure you stay protected when you visit. 

Your primary care provider (PCP) takes care of your whole family. Your family PCP will build a caring relationship with every family member to help each of you make the right decisions about treatment and care.  

We’re Ready to Give You the Care You Need  

Our PCPs in Winter Park are trained to treat a range of symptoms and acute health problems like sinus infections and perform minor procedures such as draining an abscess. Their training lets them treat you and your family during every age and stage, too.  

And because our Winter Park facilities prepared for a higher peak from the COVID-19 surge, we have stocked supplies of PPE. Every member of our staff is fully outfitted with the proper PPE, and we have enough for everyone to regularly use new gloves, masks, face shields and other supplies, all refreshed as often as necessary. 

How We’re Keeping You Safe Here in Winter Park 

Dr. Eddie Needham is the Chair of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) of Cardiovascular Medicine Course. He practices at AdventHealth Medical Group Family Medicine at Winter Park and shares that, “When my family needs care, this is the first place I go. Because we aren’t just making you feel safe. We’re ensuring you stay protected.” 

Dr. Melissa Morello who sees patients at AdventHealth Medical Group at the Center for Health and Wellbeing says, “Our waiting room is cleaned continuously throughout the day, which includes all surfaces and high-touch areas like door handles, light switches, chairs, exam tables and much more. We also provide contactless registration, allowing you to check-in online and wait in your car until you get a text letting you know we’re ready to see you in the exam room.” 

Other enhanced safety measures at our Winter Park facilities include: 

  • All staff wear fresh masks or spatial shields 

  •  Visitors are screened for fever with forehead temperature checks before entering the lobby 

  • Each room is sanitized before and after every patient 

  • All visitors receive a surgical mask to wear during their visit 

  • All staff screened daily for fever   

  • Continuous enhanced sanitation of lobby and waiting areas throughout the day 

  • COVID-19 positive or symptomatic patients quarantined away from patients and visitors in a secure, far part of the building 

  • Contactless registration allows you to wait in the lobby or in your vehicle, wherever you feel most comfortable 

  • Chairs in the waiting room are placed more than 6 feet apart 

  • Limited number of visitors at facilities 

  • Virtual check-in and check-out available  

Knows Your Health History  

Because you can see your doctor regularly, your PCP can get to know your health history. With this information, along with your relatives’ health history, your primary care physician can screen for symptoms of serious diseases, which can lead to quicker — and sometimes life-saving — treatment.  

Dr. Eddie Needham explains: “It is important to address health, wellness and cardiovascular risk factors during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Our clinic helps you to prevent the manifestations of coronary artery disease, hypertension, diabetes and other common diseases.  We want to help you achieve optimal health. That’s why we’ve made it safe to visit here in Winter Park.” 

Provides Comfort  

It can be hard to talk about your health care needs with a doctor you don’t know. Once you have a doctor you can trust, you’ll feel more at ease discussing your overall health or unique concerns. The more comfortable you are, the more you’ll share — and that can be good for your health in the long run.  

Provides Routine Screening  

You probably know the drill: The nurse takes your blood pressure and weighs you at every visit to the doctor. But these simple, regular screenings can help catch symptoms before they get worse or become serious problems.  

As your PCP sees you over time, updates your records and learns about your health habits and history, personality and lifestyle, it’s easier to spot possible changes in your health. Routine screenings are also critical for the early detection of serious conditions like cancer. It’s important to see your PCP right away because putting off what seem like routine visits right now could lead to life-or-death situations in the future. 

Educates You About Health and Prevention  

When you go in for your routine screenings, your doctor can help you learn more about how to prevent illnesses. A proactive primary care provider will offer helpful information that fits your unique needs and goals. You and your family can learn about managing your weight, blood pressure, stress, mental health and much more. With education, you and your PCP can both be proactive about prevention.  

Serves as Your Point Person  

Your primary care provider can refer you to a cardiologist, orthopedist or another specialist. Because your doctor knows you well, it will be easier to match you to someone who fits your needs and even your personality. Your PCP is your point person — the one who can coordinate care with specialists, guide you through next steps and stay in constant contact with the specialist.  

Manages Chronic Health Problems  

When you’re dealing with a chronic health problem like diabetes or arthritis, it helps to have a PCP by your side. With your primary care provider there to help you monitor an ongoing health condition, you may be able to better manage your chronic disease. Because of routine tests and regular visits, your primary care doctor will know how to help you stay focused on self-care.  

Your Winter Park PCP Is Always Here for You  

Ready to take control of your family’s health in a safe, protected environment? Find your Winter Park provider today. Your doctor will be here to guide you on your journey to whole health and help you safely get the care you need right away. 

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