FAMILY MEDICINE is the medical practice specialty devoted to comprehensive health care for people of all ages, including families; the specialist is called Family-Physician or Family-Doctor. The Family Doctor is the most broadly trained doctor and oversees the patient's overall healthcare while also coordinating with specialist.
AVISTA is proud to offer three types of Family Medicine
Obesity Medicine is a medical practice specialty devoted to treating overweight and obese patients. The Board-Certified Physician specialist is called "Bariatrician" and has the highest level of Weight-loss education and training available. Their specialty provides the safest and most successful strategies for their patients.
The immune system is an essential part of medical care for patients that if left uncared for can result in allergies, infections, and even cancer. Allergies are common, and side effects vary from person to person and should be treated as a disease or ruled out.
BHRT can be used to treat men and women when their hormone levels drop or become unbalanced. Potential benefits of bioidentical hormones include better sleep, more energy, increased sex drive, fat burning, better skin, less hair thinning, reduced hot flashes, reduced bloating, better thinking, and memory.
Our Clia Certified, Privately Owned Lab (POL), Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), is fully-integrated, automated, real-time DNA testing provides results in under three hours. Experience hassle-free molecular diagnostics testing covered by most insurance plans.
AMC Pharmacy and pharmacy services provide convenience at affordable prices to our patients. If we don't have it, most insurance coverage covers the cost for your prescription to be delivered to your home or office. Just one more thing to make health care more attainable.
Convenient blood draw service performed in-house. No more going to offsite locations. Our trained Phlebotomists can draw blood from a patient for clinical or medical testing.
We provide a simple test that you can perform in the convenience of your own bed to determine if you have sleep apnea.
Our diagnostic tests are used to detect, confirm, or rule out the presence of a disease or medical condition. They can be used to screen for certain conditions in people who are at increased risk; to evaluate the effects of treatment; or to monitor disease progression.
AMC's spirometry testing is used to assess how well your lungs work by measuring how much air you inhale; how much you exhale and how quickly you exhale. Spirometry is used to diagnose asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other conditions that affect breathing.
The echocardiography test uses sound waves to produce live images of your heart. This test allows your doctor to monitor how your heart and valves are functioning. An echocardiogram is key in determining the health of the heart muscle, especially after a heart attack, and is painless.
Special medical screenings are tests for diseases before you have symptoms. They can find diseases early, when they're easier to treat. Which tests you need depends on your age, your sex, your family history, and whether you have risk factors for certain diseases. We can also screen for the proper pharmaceuticals.