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Common Medical Procedures Near Me

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What are the most common medical procedures?

The most common medical procedures are tests and screenings that are used to help diagnose a disease or medical condition. Based on test results, and depending on your age, sex, and other risk factors, your doctor may recommend additional lab work or procedures such as colonoscopies, mammograms, or echocardiograms. These and many other tests are commonly performed to diagnose conditions such as colorectal cancer, breast cancer, and heart disease.

What common procedures are performed by primary care providers?

Depending on your primary care doctor’s field, they may be able to perform certain diagnostic tests and procedures. Colonoscopies allow your doctor to look inside your large intestine for early signs of cancer in the colon and rectum. For females, mammograms are X‑rays of the breast to look for breast cancer, and pap smears screen for cervical cancer. Screenings for prostate cancer in males may include blood tests, ultrasound or imaging tests, and a physical exam. Specialized procedures such as an echocardiogram or electrocardiogram look at your heart structure and function to evaluate for heart disease.

How to choose a primary care physician for a common procedure

Your primary care physician serves as your main healthcare provider for routine, non-emergency care. In addition to performing screening lab tests and procedures, the doctor coordinates care with other providers for conditions that require specialized treatment. Consider the level of experience your primary care physician has in caring for certain ages, genders, and health conditions. This is even more important if you are at an increased risk for certain diseases. It’s also useful to consider whether your doctor is specialized in a certain field.

How to find a primary care doctor at Oak Street Health

At Oak Street Health, our doctors provide personalized care, including referrals for necessary screenings, diagnostic tests, and the general management of your health. Our friendly teams are ready to answer your questions and help you feel more comfortable with your care. Contact us today and schedule your first appointment to begin your care journey with Oak Street Health.

Our approach isn’t one-size-fits-all. We spend more time with our patients than other primary care physicians would to ensure you get the care you need.

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Common questions

  • What hospitals do you work with?

    We work with any area hospitals that accept your insurance.

  • What if I’m not sure I want to change doctors right now?

    You're welcome to visit before you decide if Oak Street Health is right for you. Call (888) 812-1183 to learn more.

  • Who can become an Oak Street Health patient?

    Our doctors specialize caring for anyone with Medicare, including Original Medicare Part B, select Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Supplement or Medigap plans and Medicare-Medicaid Plans.

  • How do I or a family member become an Oak Street Health patient?

    Call (888) 812-1183 to find a Medicare doctor near you and learn more about becoming a patient at Oak Street Health. You can also stop by your nearest center or fill out a become a patient form, and we'll be in touch.

  • What insurance does Oak Street Health accept?

    We accept all forms of Medicare, including Original Medicare Part B, select Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Supplement or Medigap plans and Medicare-Medicaid Plans. Call us at (888) 812-1183 to see if we accept your specific insurance.

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