Whether you have asthma, diabetes, or high blood pressure, our clinical team works hard to help you manage your condition for healthy results. Our doctors work as a team with our nurse practitioners, nurses, and community health workers to ensure that you get excellent care management.
Our team of nurses can provide specialized education to assist in dealing with your chronic disease condition. Services include:
- Education classes and workshops such as Better Choices, Better Health
- Nutrition counseling
- Developing individualized self-management goals
- Specific education about your disease to help you reach your goals and decrease the progression of your condition
A Certified Diabetic Educator is available at all our locations to assist diabetic patients. Patients can expect a variety of educational methods, hands-on charts, videos, and informational tools to help:
- Understand exactly what diabetes is and how it affects the body
- Understand how diabetes medications work to lower blood glucose
- Learn about the importance of healthy eating and how to plan meals
- Determine which glucose monitoring device will work best for them and offer education on its use
- Learn how to use apps and other tools to track progress
- Use skills that can help cope with stress and solve problems as they arise
For an appointment with the Certified Diabetic Educator, ask your provider for a referral.
Lamprey Health Care can treat Hepatitis C on-site. What does this mean to you:
- You don’t have to leave Lamprey Health Care to get treatment
- We can help you get the medications you need
- You are likely to have lower co-pay costs
What is Hepatitis C?
Hepatitis C is a blood-borne virus primarily affecting the liver. The liver is responsible for breaking down nutrients, filtering blood, and fighting infection. More than 95% of people suffering from chronic Hepatitis C can be cured with modern treatment.
Who is at risk for Hepatitis C?
- Baby Boomers, typically born between 1945-65
- People who received donated blood, blood products, or whole organs prior to 1992
- People who have injected drugs, even one time or many years ago
- Individuals with chronic conditions such as liver disease, HIV or AIDS, or who are on hemodialysis
- Anyone born to a mother with Hepatitis C
- Individuals exposed to the blood of someone known to have Hepatitis C
What are the symptoms of Hepatitis C?
Most people do not show signs or symptoms of Hepatitis C infection. If you fall into any of the at-risk categories you should be tested. Those who do show symptoms may experience fever, fatigue, upset stomach, dark urine, gray-colored stool, joint pain, and/or yellowing of the skin and eyes.
How do I get treatment?
Hepatitis C is easy to treat, although treatment does take several weeks and requires close management. We offer in-house testing and treatment of Hepatitis C for our patients. Treatment and medications vary but usually have few or no side effects. We can manage your treatment and provide case management.
To learn more talk to your primary care provider.