A COVID-19 Update from West Front Primary Care
As WFPC returns to more normal operations, these are the steps we are taking to ensure the continued safety of our patients and staff in the wake of COVID-19.
- Waiting room chairs are set up to maintain proper social distancing.
- All patients/visitors are required to bring a mask to wear while they are at our office.
- WFPC will take the temperature of each visitor, and ask symptoms-related questions before entering the lobby.
- Only patients and, if needed, their caregivers will be allowed in the office.
- WFPC has a separate suite for patients with symptoms of acute illness.
- WFPC continues to offer Telehealth visits for patients that prefer that appointment type.
Should an acute problem arise and you need to be seen that day, we will try to schedule an appointment with your own West Front Primary Care physician or nurse practitioner.
When this is not possible, our Same Day Care practitioner will see you instead. The Same Day Care clinic is open 12:00pm to 8:00pm Monday through Friday and 9:00am to 3:00pm on Saturdays. Appointments are still required. Hours subject to change.
Telehealth is the distribution of health-rated services and information via electronic information and telecommunication technologies. It allows long distance patient and clinical contact, and care advice. Telehealth is an excellent option during the COVID-19 outbreak, and should be available for the vast majority of our patients. More Information »
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Munson Healthcare has a small lab located in Suite E of our building, where patients can have blood drawn and simplify the task of processing basic lab work. They open at 7:30am most days.
West Front Primary Care has partnered with Phreesia to help make your registration and check-in process even easier!
Beginning April 2019 you will be able to complete your pre-registration process privately and conveniently prior to your appointment. Say goodbye to clipboards, paper forms and waiting to check-in!
Osteopathic manipulative treatment, or OMT, is hands-on care. It involves using the hands to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness or injury. Using OMT, your osteopathic physician will move your muscles and joints using techniques including stretching, gentle pressure and resistance.
Who can benefit from OMT?
OMT can help people of all ages and backgrounds. The treatment can be used to ease pain, promote healing and increase overall mobility. OMT is often used to treat muscle pain. But it can also help patients with a number of other health problems.
If you fall off a ladder or take a tumble on your mountain bike, the thought of spending hours (and great expense) in the emergency room is almost worse than the pain. At WFPC, we can handle minor injuries as out-patient care, right here in our office, with the provider you know.
Managing diabetes can be a struggle. West Front Primary Care has the tools, expertise and staff in place to help you succeed. Our standards of care for all types of diabetes are state-of-the-art, with technology and organization on your side.
WFPC providers offer routine gynecological checkups and related services as part of our family practice emphasis. No need for a specialist.
IUDs and implants are low-maintenance, highly effective birth control. West Front Primary Care provides these services, even if you’re not a patient with us.
Vasectomy is a safer procedure that causes fewer complications than tubal ligation in women.
Although vasectomy can be relatively expensive, it is a one-time cost. The cost of other methods, such as birth control pills or condoms and spermicide, are likely to be greater over time.
Treatments for acne, pre-cancerous and cancerous skin conditions, suspicious moles, etc. begins here at WFPC, with the familiar provider that knows your full health history.
Immunizing Your Child Keeps ALL Our Kids Safe
West Front Primary Care is devoted to protecting our community through standardized immunization schedules for all children. Ask our staff about the immunizations that may be available for your child, often subsidized by the state of Michigan or another medical authority.
Travellers intending to visit a destination in a developing country should consult a travel medicine clinic or medical practitioner before the journey. This consultation should take place at least 4–8 weeks before the journey and preferably earlier if long-term travel or overseas work is planned. However, last-minute travellers can also benefit from a medical consultation, even as late as the day of travel.
The consultation will include information about the most important health risks (including traffic accidents) for the areas of travel, determine the need for any vaccinations and/or antimalarial medication, and identify any other medical items that the traveller may require.