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Womens and Family Care

At Women’s and Family Care, we are dedicated to treating both men and women. We Offer comprehensive care from Allergy treatment, Commercial Driver Physicals, and Weight loss to full Gynecological and fertility services. Learn more about our Women’s and Family Care Practice .

Weight is a touchy subject for everyone, whether you are trying to lose it or gain it. Weight management is important to your overall health as well as how you feel about how you look, which can affect your confidence and self-esteem levels. At Look Good, Feel Good, Be Healthy, we offer an individualized approach to weight management for men and women in order to treat and alleviate health issues such as diabetes, hypertension, PCOS, and the complications of obesity. From nutritional assistance to bariatric weight loss plans, let our compassionate, experienced staff help you manage weight-related issues so you can feel great about how you look and feel. You’ve read the reports stating that overweight people and obesity are nearing epidemic levels within the U.S. You might be someone who constantly struggles to maintain a healthy weight, and your failure at being able to do so can adversely affect your health as well as your self-confidence. Our Shawnee, KS, weight loss center (which serves men and women throughout the Greater Kansas City Metro Area) has embraced the mission of providing premier, medically supervised metabolic management plans tailored to each individual patient. Our goal and vision is to help you return to and maintain normal and healthy metabolic processes throughout the rest of your life. Learn more about our Weight Management process below or call us to get started on your journey to a healthy lifestyle today !

The first step in the weight management process is to collect and review your medical history, which includes your genetic, psychological, social, and environmental information. The information in this history will help us determine which tests we will recommend.

While fasting laboratory tests are required for all our patients, we may require other tests:

  • Complete blood count
  • Thyroid function studies
  • HgbA1c
  • 3-hour glucose tolerance test with insulin levels
  • Complete metabolic pane
  • Complete cholesterol and lipid panel
  • C-peptide
  • EKG
  • C-reactive protein
  • Insulin level
  • 24-hour urine test

Once these tests have been completed and the information has been reviewed and evaluated, we will be able to put together a tailored metabolic management plan based on your specific needs. Your personalized weight management plan will include the following:

  • Nutritional guidance to assist you in knowing what foods are best for your body.
  • Exercise counseling to recommend physical activity at levels that are appropriate for your situation.
  • Behavior modification to eliminate negative habits and actions and introduce positive and beneficial behaviors in their place.
  • Recommendation of appropriate medications with the goal of eliminating medications, if possible, as your weight and metabolic processes return to healthy levels.
  • Recording of blood sugar levels, food you eat, blood pressure, and other factors will help us work with you to further tailor and customize your plan.
  • Follow-up evaluations will tell us how the plan is working for you and if any adjustments need to be made.
Your body changes throughout your life span. Proper and committed medical care in the field of gynecology is essential to maintaining your health and vigor at each stage. From regular Well Woman checkups to diagnosis and management of any women’s health issues you may experience, we constantly strive to listen to your concerns and educate you in how best to treat your body. Our services in this area include:
  • Well Woman visits
  • Fertility evaluation and management
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) evaluation and management
  • On-site ultrasonography
  • Family planning services, including IUDs and implants, such as Mirena and Implanon, and injectable birth control options
  • Personalized menopausal evaluation and treatment
  • Individualized bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
  • Custom osteoporosis evaluation and treatment, including prevention strategies
  • Complete same-day evaluation and management of the vast majority of breast issues, such as masses in the breast, abnormal mammogram, nipple discharge, breast pain, and more
  • Incontinence issues
  • Evaluation and management of abnormal uterine bleeding and pelvic pain
  • All other health concerns you may be experiencing as a woman
At Women’s and Family Care, we proudly offer Commercial Driver Physicals. We have worked to achieve and maintain our qualification to be able to offer this service. Because this is a regulated and certified service, there are Federal guidelines and processes we must follow. See the provided information below, so you are fully prepared for your visit.

As registered examiners for commercial drivers, we are able to perform these required physicals in accordance to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) standards. If you meet the following qualifications, you will be required to perform such a physical:

  • You operate a commercial vehicle in interstate commerce.
  • The vehicle you operate has a combined gross weight or weight rating of 10,001 lbs. or more.
  • The vehicle you operate is designed or used to transport 9-15 passengers (including the driver) for compensation.
  • The vehicle you operate is designed to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) whether for compensation or not.
  • You are transporting hazardous materials in quantities that require placarding under the Hazardous Materials Regulations.
  • If you as the driver are returning from an illness or injury that has interfered with your driving ability.
  • It has been two or more years since your last certification. At the discretion of the FMCSA examiner, that time may be less than two years.
  • The Federal Diabetes and Exemption programs require annual medical certification.

We want you to be as comfortable as possible, so we recommend that you wear comfortable clothes to your examination appointment. You will need to bring with you any required forms, including the DOT Medical Examination Report, with the “Driver Information” and “Health History” sections already completed.

The examination itself will include a review of your health history, a urine test, and a physical exam.

After the examination, we will complete the Medical Examination Report for Commercial Driver Fitness Determination form and the Medical Examiner’s Certificate as appropriate.

Please make note that your insurance will not pay for this special type of physical examination, and payment will be required at the time of your visit. Additional charges apply for labs and tests, including the urine test, random blood glucose, hemoglobin A1c, or spirometry.

Also, please do not replace your regular annual physical examination with your primary care doctor with this commercial driver physical. This exam is specific to the needs of the certification requirements and does not offer the kind of personalized examination that your primary care physician will offer you.