Devoted to the comprehensive healthcare needs of patients of all ages, NGPG Family Medicine’s physicians and advanced practice providers diagnose and treat multiple medical problems ranging from sore throat to heart disease.
- Cold, upper respiratory, UTI, strep throat
- For flu treatment, we offer e-visits as a convenient alternative to going in to Urgent Care or a doctor’s office. Learn more.
- High cholesterol
- Heart disease
A regular exam can give your provider valuable insight into your health history and current condition. This visit includes:
- Review of past medical, social and family history
- Complete physical exam with review of body systems
- Review of medications and immunizations
- Complete pelvic exam (for women)
Based on provider insights, your doctor may recommend additional health screenings or other preventative services.
- Obesity and weight loss management
- Depression screenings
- Fall risk screenings
- Other preventative screenings
Regularly scheduled checkups, called well-child visits, play a vital role in your child’s healthy development. It’s easy to skip visits to the doctor if your child appears to be happy and healthy, but you might not see potential problems that are correctable when caught early. A well child exam involves assessing and tracking physical growth and cognitive development
- Discussing any health concerns or behavioral health issues
- Performing pediatric immunizations that are due
- Performing hearing and vision screening tests
- Screening for blood disorders
- Providing safety recommendations
- Discussing healthy habits
- Completing required sports physicals
Known as pre-participation exams (PPE,) this exam might be required by your child’s school before they are cleared for play. Unlike a normal physical, sports physicals are used to assess if your child is healthy enough to participate in sports as well as helping reduce the risk of future sports-related injuries.
As a Medicare-Part B enrollee, you receive a free Annual Wellness Visit each calendar year that keeps you up-to-date on immunizations, preventive services and more. These yearly screenings are important because they may catch potential problems before they become serious.
Your Medicare Wellness visit is more than a physical. It includes immunizations and boosters, and referrals for additional test or services, if needed. At your first Medicare Wellness Visit (otherwise known as Initial Preventative Physical Exam (IPPE), your NGPG provider will review your medical history and help you develop a personalized wellness plan based on your current health, lifestyle and risk factors to help you manage your health and prevent disease. During this exam, your provider will:
- Measure your height, weight, blood pressure and body mass index (BMI)
- Review your medical, surgical, social history (such as alcohol, tobacco and drug use) and family history
- Review your current prescribed and over-the-counter medications
- Perform a basic vision and hearing test
- Perform a basic depression and cognitive screening test
- Complete a health risk and safety assessment
- Discuss end-of-life planning
- Plan a list of recommended future preventive screenings and services
- Discuss referrals for services or programs to help minimize or treat potential health risks
**If you need to discuss your chronic medical problems or other time sensitive medical issues during your Annual Wellness Visit, Medicare requires that we collect an additional payment for that service when it occurs
These services may not be offered at all locations. Please choose a location to see if this service is offered there.
- Behavioral health services
- Laboratory services
- Joint injections
Why Choose NGPG?
As the state’s sixth-largest physician group, NGPG brings together hundreds of talented physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, midwives and other clinical staff in locations extending across North Georgia. Our practice is patient-centered and collaborative, ensuring that your care is coordinated with other physicians and advance practice providers offering expertise and advanced services in a wide range of specialties at NGPG.
An affiliate of Northest Georgia Health System (NGHS), patients of NGPG have a direct connection to Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s four hospital locations in Gainesville, Braselton, Winder and Dahlonega. In addition to the continuity of care from being a part of a large health system, our convenient patient portal, MyChart, improves both quality and access to care through its many features—allowing patients to communicate with providers and allowing providers access to medical records, enhancing overall management of chronic illness.