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By Community Health Clinic
March 04, 2021
Category: Health

Find out why turning to a doctor regularly could help you maintain optimal health.

While you may only think about turning to your doctor when you’re sick or injured, you can still benefit from going to a primary care physician even when you feel great. While you can certainly do a lot to keep yourself healthy, our New Kensington, Vandergrift, and Greensburg, PA, primary care physicians can also provide you with preventive care and recommendations that support your health. We provide a swift diagnosis and treatment plan to help you feel better fast. If you don’t currently have a PCP, here’s why you should.

Your PCP is the First Doctor You’ll Turn to

Whether you are dealing with health problems or you need to get your annual flu shot in New Kensington, PA, your primary care physician is going to be the first doctor you turn to for both preventive care and medical treatments. If the condition you’re dealing with requires a specialist’s care, then your PCP will refer you to a specialist. However, most specialists won’t allow you to schedule appointments until you see your PCP first, which is another reason that having a family doctor that you turn to regularly for care is crucial.

Your PCP Focuses on Prevention

Preventing disease is actually far easier than we realize. Plus, it’s definitely far more cost-effective to visit your PCP every year to make sure that everything is healthy than it is to simply see a doctor once problems arise and you need to undergo treatment or start using prescription medications for the rest of your life. Preventing problems now can prevent long-term issues and complications in the future, and your PCP can be an integral part of that preventive care.

Seeing your PCP Could Be Kind to Your Wallet

We all know that many people don’t visit the doctor as often as they should because they are concerned about the cost. However, most preventive checkups with your PCP are covered by your health insurance. Plus, these preventive screenings and routine checkups can also identify problems early when they are either treatable or far easier to manage.

The CDC reports that chronic diseases that could have been avoided if people had simply sought preventive care from a doctor account for 75 percent of the nation’s healthcare spending. If everyone in the US received the recommended preventive care, the healthcare system could save over 100,000 lives a year.

If you are looking for a respected, caring primary care physician that provides care to families and individuals in New Kensington, Vandergrift, or Greensburg, PA, then call Community Health Clinic at (724) 335-3334 to schedule your next checkup with us at one of our many convenient locations.

By Community Health Clinic
December 30, 2020
Category: Oral Health

How a root canal from your dentist in New Kensington, PA, can eliminate your dental pain

Dental pain can disrupt your life, making it difficult to think about anything else. The good news is, there is a dental procedure that can take away your tooth pain, without taking away your tooth. It’s called root canal therapy!

The dentists at Community Health Clinic provide a wide variety of dental services, including root canals to eliminate your dental pain. They have dental offices in New Kensington, Greenburg, and Vandergrift PA to help you.

You may need a root canal if you notice:

  • Increasing dental pain when you eat or drink hot or cold foods or beverages
  • A stabbing, aching pain in your tooth when you bite down or chew
  • Increasing dental pain after a filling or crown has been placed
  • A red or white area erupting on your gums next to a tooth root
  • Drainage including blood or pus coming out from the bump on your gums

When you have a root canal, your dentist will create a small opening at the top of your tooth. The infected area of your tooth is removed by drawing it out through the small opening.

A sedative filling is placed inside your tooth temporarily to dry up fluid and relieve the pressure and pain inside your tooth. Then, after your dental pain is gone, the sedative material is removed and replaced with an inert material. The opening is filled with a permanent filling, and your root canal is done.

In addition to root canals, your dentists at Community Health Clinic provide a variety of other dental services, including:

  • Fillings, crowns, and bridges
  • Partial and full dentures
  • Oral hygiene, exams, and x-rays
  • Extractions and general dentistry

To find out more about dental services available at Community Health Clinic, please visit the Dental Services section on the website at https://www.communityhealthclinic.org/dental-services.html

When you have a dental problem, talk with the experts. Call the dentists at Community Health Clinic, with dental offices in New Kensington, and Greenburg, Pennsylvania. For our dental services line, call 724-335-2862.

By Community Health Clinic
July 30, 2020
Category: Uncategorized
Having a primary care physician is important for countless reasons. Whether a child or someone older, having a regular source of medical information monitoring your health is vital to your quality of life. Community Health Clinic in New Kensington, PA can offer this medical guidance needed to live a healthy life.
 

Reasons Why to Have a Primary Care Physician

  1. Preventative Care: This means that your primary care physician can watch your life and offer recommendations to stop certain things from happening. They will look at your history, monitor your regular health, and provide necessary screenings that help keep various health conditions or diseases at bay.
  2. Fewer trips to the Emergency Room: This goes hand in hand with preventative care as when you have a primary care physician you are screened for issues that can be prevented. While not everything can be prevented, there are many conditions that can be monitored and treated over time to prevent them from becoming a medical emergency. The emergency room should never replace a regular relationship with a primary care physician.
  3. A point of contact: A primary care physician can coordinate information between your different doctors. When you have a question or feel confused at results, you can call them and they can provide the information you need to understand everything concerning your health.
  4. Continuous professional care: Having a reliable and professional primary care physician protects you and your health. Health maintenance is imperative for your overall quality of life. They can be a resource for you considering your health over a period of time.

Schedule an Appointment With a New Kensington Primary Care Physician Today

Regular check-ups are the first step toward preventing major health issues from occurring in your life. With the help of a professional primary care physician, you can set yourself up for success today. Call to schedule an appointment at Community Health Clinic in New Kensington, PA today.

Community Health Clinic Inc. in New Kensington is offering free walk-up/drive-by covid-19 tests to anyone, even if they don’t have symptoms, a doctor’s prescription or a referral.

The only requirement is area residents have to make an appointment for the test at least two days in advance. Testing begins the week of July 7 and will be held every Tuesday and Friday at the New Kensington clinic, 943 Fourth Ave. Results are available in two to three days.

Community Health Clinic received a federal grant to pay for the tests. The clinic has the money but had to wait to secure the personal protective equipment to offer the testing, said Raji Jayakrishnan, executive director of the clinic.

While there are other places to receive free covid-19 tests, the Community Health Clinic is somewhat different, Jayakrishnan said.

“There’s not much of asymptomatic testing out there,” she said. Other venues, such as drug stores, that offer free testing have criteria, including displaying symptoms of covid-19. The virus can be spread by people with no symptoms, according to health experts.

Clinic staff will check if people stopping for the test need other medical, dental and behavioral services, Jayakrishnan said.

If there is demand, the covid-19 tests might be expanded to the new Greensburg office, at 218 S. Maple Ave., she said.

Area residents who want to get tested must register by calling 724-204-1802 to schedule an appointment.

Residents with health insurance must provide insurance information when registering but will not have any co-pay. There is no charge for people without insurance.

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March 16, 2019
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