Have questions? You’re not the only one. Take a look at the most frequently asked questions we receive from our patients. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Please give us a call and we’ll answer any questions you have.

  • What is Family Medicine?
  • How is Osteopathic Medicine Different
  • How do I get my medical records transferred here?
  • Are you accepting new patients?
  • What is colposcopy?
  • How do I care for a child after shots?
  • Do I have asthma?
  • Do I need allergy testing and treatment?
  • Does Infinity Medical Clinic treat acne?
  • What is HPV? And is HPV testing for me? Also What about the HPV vaccine?
  • Is an IUD the right birth control for me?
  • When should I get my first mammogram?
  • What is a pelvic exam?
What is Family Medicine?

Family medicine is treating symptoms and diseases in individuals from birth to old-age, commonly administered by a single provider. The benefit of visiting a family doctor is the personal care that is received by patients. When a doctor has the opportunity to examine an entire family they’re able to gather much more in-depth information about potential health risks and concerns of each individual. At larger practices, a patient is not guaranteed to see the same doctor for each visit, which may result in a lower quality patient outcome.

How is Osteopathic Medicine Different

Osteopathic medicine is focused more on treating the patient as a whole through the use of modern medical practices complemented by non-invasive musculoskeletal manipulation. Osteopathic medicine differs from Allopathic in that it offers a complementary treatment option as opposed to merely eradicating symptoms through the use of prescription medicines. At Infinity Medical Clinic we always try to incorporate the most natural treatments available into the care our patients’ receive.

How do I get my medical records transferred here?

You have two basic options, 1) Contact your previous healthcare provider and request your records be transferred to Infinity Medical Clinic, or 2) Sign a Release of Information form with us and allow our office to collect the records on your behalf.

Are you accepting new patients?

Give us a call! We’re always happy to see new patients; however, we want to make sure we can adequately treat you. Calling our office allows us to speak with patients and gain an understanding of their needs, make sure we work with their insurance, and address any questions they may have.

What is colposcopy?

Colposcopy is a procedure performed for women who have had abnormal PAP smears or have genital skin lesions. Colposcopy is a way of looking at the cervix through a special magnifying device called a colposcope. It shines a light onto the cervix a physician is able to find problems that cannot be seen by the eye alone.

How do I care for a child after shots?

Patience is the key. You know your child well and are aware of the behavior they display when overly tired, hungry, haven’t gotten enough sleep, or anything in between. The reactions you may exhibit are completely reasonable, given the discomfort they may experience. You can give your child Tylenol or Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) to reduce the pain and fever, but do not give aspirin. If fussiness persists, arms or legs begin swelling, or other concerning side-effects become noticeable for more than 24 hours, please call us.

Do I have asthma?

Allergic asthma is the most common type of asthma and its caused by breathing in an allergen such as pet dander or dust mites, which causes an allergic reaction. When a person with allergic asthma experiences a reaction, their airway is constricted due to inflammation and swelling which makes it very difficult to breathe.

Whether you have allergic asthma or another type, the symptoms are wheezing and coughing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, and waking up during the night. Further testing can confirm whether a patient is asthmatic. Give us a call to schedule your visit.

Do I need allergy testing and treatment?

If you have allergy symptoms that are difficult to treat with over the counter meds or are present year round then allergy testing and immunotherapy may be recommended for you as a true lifelong treatment that is also very effective.

Does Infinity Medical Clinic treat acne?

Yes we do. All types of acne and in all ages of patient’s. We also try to treat acne using the least amount of prescription medications and with cleaner products and products that have less side effects for the body. We also sell topical acne products that both treat and prevent acne.

What is HPV? And is HPV testing for me? Also What about the HPV vaccine?

HPV is the Human Papilloma Virus. This is a virus that is sexually transmitted and almost everyone comes into contact with it in they’re lifetime. Most people “clear” this virus and never even know that it was ever there. The percentage of women who do not “clear” the virus can develop cervical tissue changes that can lead to cervical cancer.

Because of this, the HPV vaccine is now recommended for females and males ages 9 to 30. Most people get this vaccine about the age of 11 or 12 and before they become sexually active to allow the vaccine to build antibodies to prevent problems caused by HPV. HPV testing is recommended in anyone 30 years of age or older as a co-test with pap smear testing or as a stand-alone test. Specific protocols have been developed that are proven to be the most effective testing depending on the age of the patient.

Is an IUD the right birth control for me?

IUD’s are commonly used form of birth control because they are 99% effective, long-lasting, easily reversible, and for women of all ages. We have different sized IUD’s and IUD’s that last for different periods of time. IUD’s are safe, effective and many of them are not only used for birth control but also can be used between the ages of 40 and 50 to control the abnormal bleeding and symptoms of perimenopause. For more answers please call and schedule a consult.

When should I get my first mammogram?

The American Cancer Society, in 2015, revised its guidelines to begin annual mammograms when a woman turns 45 — with the option to start at age 40.

What is a pelvic exam?

Women at the age of 21, start receiving a pelvic exam as part of their normal annual wellness check. After your first pelvic exam, your doctor will tell you when you need to come back. It’ll depend on your medical history and whether you have any health issues.

You may need more frequent pelvic exams if you have:

  • a history of abnormal test results
  • a history of sexual health problems
  • a family history of certain kinds of cancer
  • an STD or a partner with an infection
  • recurrent vaginitis

If you think you might have an STD, another kind of infection (like a yeast infection), or any other issue with your reproductive health, let Dr. Stemmerman know at the beginning of your appointment.

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