Disease Treatment

Chronic Disease treatment dramatically impacts the quality of life for those affected.

Dr. Finnila at Avalon Family Care works with his patients to provide quality treatment to ensure you live the life you deserve.

What is Disease Treatment at Avalon Family Care?

At Avalon Family Care, disease treatment is focused on accurately diagnosing and effectively treating a wide range of conditions in order to alleviate symptoms and prevent complications. Our team of medical professionals takes a holistic approach to care, utilizing a combination of medications and lifestyle modifications to help patients achieve optimal health. Whether it’s managing a chronic condition like diabetes or treating an acute illness like an infection, our team is dedicated to providing prompt, compassionate care to help patients get back to their normal lives as quickly as possible.

After all, an ounce of prevention goes a long way towards a healthy life.

At Avalon Family Care, your family doctor will focus our preventative and wellness medicine efforts specifically on Occupational and General Wellness Medicine. The team at our clinic is dedicated to providing quality healthcare to our patients so they live long, healthy, and meaningful lives. More information can be found below concerning these two types of preventative medicine offered by Avalon Family Care.

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What is COPD and Asthma Care?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma are two respiratory conditions that can greatly impact a patient’s quality of life. It is important for primary medical providers to have a strong understanding of how to properly manage and treat these conditions.

The main goal of COPD treatment is to reduce symptoms, prevent complications, and improve overall function. This can be achieved through a combination of medications, such as bronchodilators and corticosteroids, and lifestyle changes, such as quitting smoking and avoiding exposure to pollutants. Oxygen therapy may also be necessary for patients with severe COPD.

Asthma treatment is similar, with the aim of controlling and preventing symptoms. Inhaled bronchodilators and corticosteroids are the main medications used to manage asthma, and patients may also be advised to avoid triggers such as pollen, smoke, and cold air. It is important to work with patients to create an asthma action plan that outlines the appropriate steps to take in case of an asthma attack.

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What is Diabetes Management?

Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects the way the body processes glucose. It is important for primary medical providers to be well-versed in diabetes management in order to help patients properly control their blood sugar levels and prevent complications.

There are two main types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disorder in which the body does not produce insulin, a hormone that regulates blood sugar levels. Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder in which the body does not use insulin properly.

Treatment for diabetes varies depending on the type and severity of the condition. It may include medications, such as insulin and oral glucose-lowering drugs, as well as lifestyle changes, such as regular physical activity and a healthy diet. Continuous glucose monitoring and self-monitoring of blood glucose levels can also be helpful in managing diabetes.

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What are Simple Laceration Closures?

Lacerations, or cuts, are a common injury that primary medical providers may encounter. Proper closure of the wound is important to prevent infection and promote proper healing.

Simple lacerations that are less than 1 centimeter deep and do not involve deeper structures, such as tendons or blood vessels, can often be closed with sutures. The first step in suture closure is to clean the wound with a sterile solution. Next, the edges of the wound are approximated, or brought together, and sutures are placed through the skin using a needle and suture material. The number and type of sutures used will depend on the size and location of the wound.

After the sutures are placed, the wound should be covered with a sterile dressing. It is important to follow-up with the patient to ensure proper healing and to remove the sutures at the appropriate time.

Acute Illness Diagnosis and Treatment at Avalon Family Care

Acute illnesses, such as infections, allergic reactions, and respiratory conditions, can greatly impact a patient’s quality of life. At Avalon Family Care, we are dedicated to accurately diagnosing and effectively treating these conditions in order to alleviate symptoms and prevent complications.

The first step in acute illness diagnosis is taking a thorough medical history and performing a physical examination. Our team of medical professionals will ask about the patient’s symptoms, medical history, and current medications in order to get a better understanding of the problem. We may also conduct additional diagnostic tests, such as blood tests, imaging studies, and cultures, in order to confirm a diagnosis.

Once a diagnosis is made, our team will work with the patient to develop an appropriate treatment plan. This may include medications, such as antibiotics for infections or antihistamines for allergies, as well as lifestyle modifications, such as dietary changes or stress management techniques.
We understand that acute illnesses can be stressful and disruptive, which is why we strive to provide prompt and compassionate care to our patients. Our team is dedicated to helping patients get back to their normal lives as quickly as possible.

If you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms of an acute illness, we encourage you to schedule an appointment at Avalon Family Care. Our team is here to help you get the care you need.

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