Center for Primary Care Celebrates Grandparent’s Day

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September 8 is Grandparent’s Day and Center for Primary Care encourages preventative medicine as a way to invest in future health care for aging adults.

The Center for Primary Care is encouraging preventative medicine as a way to invest in future health and wellness. Grandparent’s Day on September 8 serves as a way to remember the importance of healthcare and wellness in aging adults.

Adults born between 1946-1964 are the fastest growing age group in the US and more than 60 percent in this group will manage more than one chronic health condition by 2030. Preventative health services are valuable for maintaining this group’s quality of life and wellness.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 includes provisions related to Medicare preventive services and makes more screenings and shots available to people at no cost. Despite the effectiveness of these potentially life-saving preventive services, only 25 percent of adults aged 50 to 64 years in the U.S., and fewer than 40 percent of adults aged 65 years and older are up-to-date on these services.

Some of the preventative services available include:

  •     Bone mass measurements (bone density)
  •     Cardiovascular disease screenings
  •     Cervical, vaginal and colorectal cancer screening
  •     Cognitive impairment screening.
  •     Glaucoma tests
  •     HIV screening
  •     Mammograms
  •     Nutrition therapy services
  •     Prostate cancer screenings
  •     One-time “Welcome to Medicare” preventative visit
  •     Yearly “Wellness” visit
  •     Shots (flu, Hepatitis B, Pneumococcal).

The primary care physicians at Center for Primary Care can perform or coordinate any of the above preventative services for patients. When scheduling the appointment, the patient should tell the scheduler it is for a preventative or wellness visit. Patients should also make a list of questions or concerns for their physician; bring a list of current medications, a list of immediate family health history and records of immunizations that have been performed by another facility.

Visit the Center for Primary Care website for more information on locations and their services,

About the company:
Center for Primary Care has been a leader in family medicine for families of the CSRA since 1993. The family medical practice features 27 family doctors, seven existing locations throughout the Augusta, GA area. The primary care facility offers convenient office hours that include weekday evenings as well as weekend acute care.

CPC provides patients of all ages with the most accessible, convenient, personal healthcare available in a family practice. Among the many services offered include: routine evaluations, physical exams by a family physician, diagnostic imaging and preventative care. Listings for all seven locations, including specific physicians, directions, and hours of operations can be found on the Center for Primary Care’s website. For more information visit their website.

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