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Family Medicine

Family Medicine offered in Forest City, NC


Creating a medical home for you and your loved ones is the foundation of family medicine. At Brock Family Care in Forest City, North Carolina, board-certified family nurse practitioner Anne Brock, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, provides primary and urgent care services for you and your family. The practice also coordinates care between hospitals and specialty care to keep you and your family safe and healthy as you age. To learn more about family medicine, call Brock Family Care or schedule an appointment online today.

Family Medicine Q & A

What is family medicine?

Family medicine is a branch of medicine that provides care for multiple generations. As a family medicine specialist, Mrs. Brock can care for you and all your loved ones. One of the primary benefits of family medicine is that it can save you time and money on travel. You can schedule visits for you and your children on the same day in the same location.

Choosing family medicine also allows you to build a lasting relationship with your health care provider instead of switching practitioners throughout your life.

What services are included in family medicine?

Brock Family Care offers multiple types of family medicine services, including:

Chronic disease prevention and management

Chronic diseases, like diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure), can lead to serious health complications — blood vessel damage, stroke, vision problems, etc. — without proper management. 

Maintaining your health now can help prevent chronic diseases from developing in the first place. If you already have a chronic disease, Mrs. Brock can help minimize your risk of complications.

 

Medication management

Medication management helps you take your prescription medications safely to ensure they have the intended effect. If you take multiple medications for chronic pain or diseases, medication management can help make sure you take the right dosage and avoid unwanted side effects.

 

Cancer screenings

Pelvic, prostate, colorectal, and breast exams are just a few health screenings Mrs. Brock may recommend to detect early signs of cancer.

 

Urgent care

Urgent care services provide treatment for injuries and illnesses that require prompt medical attention, like a sprained ankle, urinary tract infection (UTI), or deep cut.

 

Physicals

A physical exam is a yearly evaluation to track and monitor your health. Along with annual physicals, Mrs. Brock performs school, sports, and CDL/DOT physicals. 

 

Minor procedures

Mrs. Brock performs many in-office procedures, including ear wax removal, ear irrigation, incision and drainage, and suturing for deep wounds.

 

Injections

From steroid joint and intramuscular injections to antibiotic and anti-nausea injections, Mrs. Brock can deliver the medication you need safely and quickly. Brock Family Care also performs Vivitrol® injections for alcohol dependence. 

What types of testing services are included in family medicine?

Some of the most common types of testing services available at Brock Family Care include:

  • Lab services (with wholesale pricing)
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Spirometry (lung function test)
  • Pap testing

To learn more about family medicine, call Brock Family Care or schedule an appointment online today.