Family Medicine located in Brown Deer, WI
Primary care services play an essential role in keeping you and your family well by treating a wide range of health problems and helping you make healthier lifestyle choices. For outstanding primary care services in the Brown Deer area of Wisconsin, MyNP Professionals is the place to go. Led by Dr. Rosalyn McFarland, DNP, RN, APNP, FNP-BC, and her partner Clarissa Lawrence MSN, RN, APNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, MyNP Professionals is a caring professional practice that welcomes patients of all ages and provides flexible out of hours visiting times as well as virtual appointments to make it easier for you to talk to a doctor when you need one. Call MyNP Professionals today, or book an appointment online.
What is primary care?
Primary care is the first point of contact with medical professionals if you have a health-related issue, encompassing the range of services offered by most family doctors. Primary care practitioners are trained to diagnose and treat urgent health problems, help you manage chronic health conditions, and carry out routine health checks and screening programs.
If Dr. McFarland is concerned about a specific problem, she refers you to a specialist in the relevant field, but MyNP Professionals are equipped to handle a comprehensive range of medical services.
When would I need primary care services?
Primary care covers many different areas of health care, so there are few situations for which you couldn’t visit Dr. McFarland. Some of the most common reasons why you might need to see a primary care physician include:
Routine health procedures
Your primary care physician can take care of all your regular health checks and screening tests, such as physical exams, well-woman checkups, Pap smears, vaccinations, screening for cancer and hepatitis C, and cholesterol checks.
Acute illness and injury
Injuries that cause sprains and strains, back pain, or bleeding wounds, and any symptoms of illness.
Management of long-term conditions
Primary care plays a vital role in supporting people in the management of chronic diseases and long-term health problems. If you have a chronic health problem, you need regular check-ups and monitoring of your condition, so Dr. McFarland can adjust your medication or refer you for other forms of treatment, if necessary. Typical chronic health conditions seen in primary care include:
- Thyroid problems
- Depression and other mood disorders
- High blood pressure
- Chronic pain
Primary care services also cover occupational health, and you can access healthy lifestyle information and support to stop smoking, lose weight, and reduce stress. If you’re too sick to visit the clinic, you can arrange a home visit with Dr. McFarland or her partner Clarissa Lawrence. You can also talk to Dr. McFarland on the telephone or by video link.
Can I take my children to a primary care physician?
Many parents choose to take their children directly to a pediatrician, but primary care providers have all the necessary skills and expertise to diagnose and treat childhood health problems.
At MyNP Professionals, your child can have their routine vaccinations, hearing and vision screenings, and benefit from exceptional standards of care for all the bumps, scrapes, and sniffles of childhood. If Dr. McFarland should have any concerns about your child’s health, she’ll refer you to a pediatrician for further investigations.
For outstanding primary care in the Brown Deer area, make an appointment with MyNP Professionals by calling the clinic or booking online.