What Is Preventive Health Maintenance?
Many of the most common diseases, including obesity, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes, can often be prevented by adopting healthy behaviors. At Lawrence Family Practice Center, it is our mission to help individuals lower their disease risk so they can enjoy a lifetime of optimal health and well-being. We offer a number of preventive health maintenance services, including comprehensive wellness checkups, immunizations, and screenings for many different conditions, such as cholesterol, high blood pressure, colorectal cancer, HIV, hepatitis, and more. Our seasoned family physicians treat patients of all ages at our office in Lawrence, KS. Schedule a preventive appointment today for yourself or a family member.
"I have had a great experience with Dr. Alana Ryan and her nurse. Dr. Ryan has actually listened to my concerns and I can tell that she truly cares about my entire well-being."- S.L. / Google / Jul 12, 2022
"All I can say is, if you are looking for a doctor that takes your concerns seriously, treats you with the highest level of kindness, who is adaptive and thorough, go see Dr. Blake Phipps and his nurse Tina. I have never before in my life experienced the high level of care that I have received from them. Not only was I taken seriously, my concerns were addressed right away, I was seen immediately, and I felt comfortable being treated. I cannot begin to express my gratitude to Dr. Phipps and his team."- J.“. / Google / Apr 15, 2022
"My experience today my experience with the nurse practitioner that I saw was wonderful"- B.H. / Google / Mar 13, 2022
"They have a wonderful staff. And they listen to their patients questions and they answer their questions. And they are prompt when it comes to scheduling for appointments either there or to specialists for tests or labs."- G.F. / Google / Feb 26, 2022
"I've always had wonderful experiences with the nurses and providers, they always make me feel safe and welcome. The front desk staff has been dismissive, and has forced some fairly embarrassing interactions - like having me state my health concerns in front of other patients, being unwilling to work with me to explain payment information when I was contacting my insurance, etc. I was late once, and instead of telling me yes or no as to whether the provider would still see me they made it seem like it was a huge deal and seemed very exasperated and borderline rude. I'd rather get a no than be treated like that to be honest. I get that COVID is hard and everyone is stressed but I shouldn't be leaving the front desk getting choked up from stress and embarrassment in most of my visits. I guess I didn't really think it was a big deal and sort of a universal experience until I started working at a hospital and have seen very positive and nonjudgemental interactions between patients and staff there, even when the news wasn't great. The good news is that you can do most of your check-in virtually. Again, the providers have been nothing but kind so it's not enough to make me look for healthcare elsewhere, but I am disappointed."- J.M. / Google / Feb 19, 2022
Preventive Health Services We Offer
Preventive care includes customized services that fit the individualized needs of the patient. Your doctor may recommend certain health screenings based on your age, family history, and risk factors. We commonly screen for type 2 diabetes, HIV, hypertension, high cholesterol, depression, sexually transmitted diseases, obesity, tobacco use, and more. During preventive appointments, our physicians provide patients with personalized guidance regarding the ways they can lower their disease risk. Specifically, we emphasize the importance of building a healthy lifestyle through attainable habits, such as making healthy eating choices, staying active, getting plenty of sleep, lowering stress, and avoiding smoking.
Prioritize Your Health
At Lawrence Family Practice Center, we aim to help Lawrence, KS patients maintain great health over the course of their lives. Our caring team offers disease prevention services within a comfortable environment where patients are treated like members of our own family. Contact our office to schedule your visit, and learn more about the many types of insurance we accept.