While our primary care providers diagnose and treat the majority of conditions, some conditions are often complex and require specialized care or interventions. Our primary care providers will refer patients to our Specialty Medicine Physicians to ensure patients receive the best patient care experience and a plan for optimal health.
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Arthritis and Pain Clinic
Arthritis is a painful condition that occurs in our joints and can affect our quality of life. You may be diagnosed with one or both forms of arthritis (osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis). Both conditions require specialty medicine to build a care plan that is effective for each patient.
The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis. With this condition, the healthy cartilage that covers the top of each bone within the joint begins to break down. This breakdown causes pain within the joint as the bones start to rest against each other.
With rheumatoid arthritis, the synovial fluid (another part of the joint) has become inflamed, causing painful swelling.
Chronic pain caused by other conditions—including pain from past injuries, surgeries, fibromyalgia, neuropathy, or migraines—can be managed in our pain centers. Well-managed pain increases the quality of life and improves health.
Behavioral and Mental Health Clinic
Mental health affects overall health. Members and patients who live with mental health conditions can benefit from specialty medicine providers. If you are experiencing anxiety, depression, or other diagnosed disorders, our providers are here to help with coping strategies.
Cardiology (Heart) Clinic
Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. You may be referred to our cardiology clinic if you have been diagnosed with changing coronary artery disease or peripheral vascular disease.
The cardiovascular system is vast and complex; cardiologists specialize in this body system, providing our clients with the best care.
Diabetes affects nearly 20% of the population of Florida. Management of the disease includes medications, diet, and exercise. The specialty medicine providers in our diabetes clinic bring years of expertise to our members. You will receive the best care at our center, helping you to manage your diabetes successfully.
Nephrology (Kidneys) Clinic
Nephrology is the study of the kidneys, an organ with a vital role in our health. Our kidneys are the body’s filtration system, removing toxins and excreting the waste in our urine. In 24 hours, two healthy kidneys can filter up to 200 liters of fluid—that’s 100 two-liter soda bottles!
Our nephrologists specialize in kidney function, assisting patients who suffer from various kidney conditions. You may be referred to our nephrologist for chronic hypertension due to poor kidney function, kidney disease, or chronic kidney infections.
Some of the most common Neurological Disorders in the USA are headaches/migraines, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and stroke, among others. Neurological disorders can be described as diseases that affect the body’s autonomic and central nervous systems.
With millions of Americans being diagnosed with Neurological disorders each year, it is becoming more important than ever to understand how symptoms may present themselves and treat them.
Our patients should expect a comprehensive evaluation upon their first visit to the clinic, including a complete neurological assessment of their nervous system functions. Additional information will also be required during their first visit, such as the patient’s entire medical history, recollection of events that have led to their referral, and any medications they are currently using.
Our Neurologist is able to diagnose, treat and manage conditions such as Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s, and post-stroke care, in addition to creating specialized and individual headache treatments. In the event patients from the Neurology Clinic require detailed and pertinent imaging or surgery, they will be referred to a facility out of the American Care Medical Center network.
If you require assistance outside of these hours, please call your Medical Center’s after-hours telephone number.
Pulmonary (Lung) Diseases Clinic
Asthma is a chronic condition that results in airway inflammation, constriction, and mucus buildup. Asthma management is an essential part of patient care. Specialty medicine providers develop customized care plans that work best for an individual patient—good asthma management results in fewer asthma attacks.
COPD is another disease that affects the lungs. COPD is irreversible, and symptoms can only be managed. Patients with COPD have damages to the structures in their lungs, compromising the patient’s ability to move air. With proper management, patients may see a reduction in the severity of their symptoms.
Wound Care Clinic
Wound care is critical to healing and a return to health. Proper wound care may not always be possible based on the location and severity of a wound. Our specialty medicine wound care providers can aid patients with slow-healing wounds, tunneling wounds, pressure ulcers, pressure injuries, and diabetic ulcers.