RightCare Family Practice provides primary care, emergency, intensive pediatric care services for children ages 17 and younger. Our full-family approach to pediatrics makes us one of the only pediatric care teams in Central Tennessee to offer a total continuum of care for people of all ages.
Although we have a close relationship with the medical center and offer access to that expansive network of doctors and services, St. David’s Children’s Hospital is a separate ER, medical surgical inpatient unit, and pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). It provides patients with a wide array of pediatric services, including pediatric surgery with a dedicated operating room exclusively for pediatric patients; pediatric radiology for interpretation of studies, as well as interventional services; and a wide range of pediatric specialties available for consult and treatment including cardiology, orthopedics, neurology, urology, and more.
Pediatric Care Services
From routine checkups to immunizations, RightCare Family Practice is well equipped to handle all of your child’s health needs. To help you and your family understand your treatment options, here are some of our most commonly performed pediatric care services:
- Strep Throat
- Whooping Cough
- Learning/developmental disabilities
- Chronic conditions
- Ear infections
- Genitals and Urinary Tract
- Sports Injuries
Women’s health is an important issue for females everywhere whether you are in the local Gallatin, TN area or across the country in California. If you’re a woman who wants to maintain glowing health (and happiness) for many years, you should regularly receive well woman checks. These types of examinations can often detect potential medical concerns that need to be addressed right away, and they’re offered in Gallatin at RightCare Family Practice.
The Importance of Women’s Health
It’s important for women to get wellness exams on a regular basis. It’s also crucial for women to be attentive to any potential signs that may be out of the ordinary. Some key symptoms all women should look out for include bleeding that occurs in between menstrual periods, breast lumps, breast shape changes, abnormal vaginal discharge, uncomfortable sexual intercourse, vaginal burning or itching and frequent urination. If you have any of those symptoms, it is highly inadvisable to ignore them. You should seek medical attention without delay to find out exactly what’s going on. It’s vital for women to get medical care at the first sign of anything atypical. It’s also critical, however, for women to make a point to receive routine wellness exams. Wellness exams can often pinpoint possible health problems before they become more obvious. If you want to stay on top of your health at all times, yearly wellness exams are absolutely critical, no excuses.
Women’s health should be a big focus in any female’s life. That’s why it’s important for women to understand the advantages of getting well woman checks regularly. These checks can in some cases even save lives. If you want to find out if you have any type of medical condition, a wellness exam at RightCare Family Practice can give you the information you need to take action. HPV (Human Papillomavirus) screenings and Cervical cancer screenings are a big part of these wellness checks. Some of the most common signs of cervical cancer include aching of the pelvis, bleeding from the vagina and odd vaginal discharge. Common signs of this cancer in its later stages include exhaustion, weight loss, urine leakage, swelling of the legs, leg aches and backache. It’s also important for women to be aware of typical signs of HPV. Genital warts often signify this infection. People who have this infection also tend to experience excessive feelings of itchiness.
These types of routine care from your primary care doctor can help you stay healthy and get the right treatment for any health concern. The nurses and doctors at RightCare are your partners through all stages of your life:
- Providing you with advice on staying healthy and preventing disease
- Helping with un-diagnosed illnesses and health issues
- Guiding you through managing chronic illness, disease and conditions
- Connecting you with Ohio State experts in every medical specialty
Women’s Health Services include:
- Routine physical exams, health screenings and immunizations
- Care for illnesses such as colds and flu
- Management for chronic conditions such as diabetes or asthma
- Treatment of minor injuries
- Health promotion and disease prevention
- Medical consultations and referrals to specialists when needed
If you’re in need of a Women’s Health annual wellness check from a trusted team of Physicians and Nurse Practitioners, RightCare Family Practice is a women’s healthcare provider that would love to assist you.
At RightCare Family Practice, we understand patients whose lives, behaviors, and emotional outlook are being impacted by chronic illness. By combining positive reinforcement with medical treatment, our experienced professionals help patients of all ages to heal physically and emotionally from the damages of various chronic illnesses. At RightCare Family Practice, you can learn effective strategies to integrate successful management of disease into daily life.
Chronic Illness Treatment Overview
Treatment starts with effective and individualized goal setting. Because different chronic illnesses require various interventions and intensities of medical services, RightCare’s Chronic Illness treatment services offer a wide variety of therapies and activities designed to meet the individual needs of each patient’s medical, social and emotional health. After a patient’s initial evaluation, our staff of experienced Physicians and Nurse Practitioners will develop a treatment plan that fits each patient’s unique and specialized needs.
RightCare’s clinical assessment and treatment often involve consultations with various specialists and members of our team. Consulting specialists collaborate with the primary physician at RightCare and provide input to the treatment plan. Other consultants with whom we may collaborate include, but are not limited to a neurologist, cardiologist, nephrologists, gastroenterologist, urologist and hematologist.
Many of the new patients at RightCare have serious medical conditions that have reached a critical stage largely due to medical non-compliance. A Physician or Nurse Practitioner directs their medical care going forward to arrive at a collaborative solution.
Medical Management: Teaching patients more about their illness and the importance of medical self-management is a major focus at RightCare Familiy Practice. Our patients may practice managing their unique medical needs, such as monitoring blood sugar levels or skin integrity to watch for signs of breakdown.
Treating the mind as well as the body, RightCare’s team teaches patients of all ages to recognize their emotional needs. Depression or other disorders are not uncommon in complicating a patient’s existing chronic illness. Individuals may exhibit a specific pattern of self-destruction or behaviors that impede them from managing their chronic illness responsibly.
In some cases, the team at RightCare will recommend involvement with a 3rd party support group for specific chronic illness educational focus on attitudes and individual cognitive problem-solving skills. For example, patients with spina bifida or other neurological challenges learn compensatory skills to assist with their memory and learning problems.
Diabetes, Morbid Obesity and Eating Disorders
Diabetes and eating disorders are serious medical conditions. When combined, these conditions can become even more dangerous. Some individuals have learned how to take only enough insulin to survive. Without enough insulin, calories consumed are not used by the body, but are carried out in the urine. Consequently, the person maintains a low body weight.
Care and Goals
Helping our patients learn responsible self-care extends to everyday situations. By teaching practical life skills as part of our chronic illness treatment plan, patients get a sense of control in their lives and a taste of independence. All patients are encouraged and have opportunities to practice realistic, independent living skills such as money management, household chores, time management, problem-solving and employment readiness. As a result, RightCare’s reality-based, functional approach helps patients learn to integrate their chronic illness into a healthy lifestyle.
The convenience of our hours and the expansive knowledge of our staff have helped RightCare Family Practice develop into a leading walk-in clinic for residents and visitors to Gallatin and Hendersonville, TN. Our combined team of Nurse Practitioners and experienced Physicians allows us to see patients with a tremendous variety of ailments while helping them avoid the chaos and commonly long waits found at urgent care or in the ER.
Beginning January 30, 2012, all CDL Drivers in the state of Tennessee are now required to self certify to a single type of commercial operation. You are responsible to provide TDOSHS with your self-certification of operating status by January 30, 2014. RightCare Family Practice in Gallatin, TN is now proud to offer Department of Transportation Certified Medical Physicals (DOT Physicals) to satisfied the new DOT Medical Card Requirements.