Are you a woman looking for a healthcare provider who will actually listen to your wants and needs? Someone who will be understanding of the physical, mental and emotional challenges you face day in and day out? Someone who will spend time with you making sure that you get the outstanding healthcare you deserve?
Women are under a constant barrage of demands from boyfriends or husbands or kids or work or social pressures to be better or look better or do better… Women are constantly giving of themselves to serve and meet the needs of those around them… And women are the LAST ones to think about themselves… At the Family Medical Clinic of Chubbuck, we think that should change!
We understand that going to a doctor’s appointment isn’t exactly the most exciting thing to do, but a visit with Dr. Barlow and the staff at the Family Medical Clinic of Chubbuck will be sure to help you feel the very best. We offer many treatments and services to enhance the lives of women of all ages. Whether you are looking for birth control, increased energy, weight loss, relief from symptoms of menopause, care for your mental health, a wellness exam, treatment for diabetes, high blood pressure, thyroid, or another chronic disease, Dr. Barlow and the FMCC staff are sure to exceed your expectations.
Women's Healthcare Services include:
The Happy You
The Healthy You
The Confident You
Menopause is the time that marks the end of your menstrual cycles. It’s diagnosed after you’ve gone 12 months without a menstrual period. Menopause can happen in your 40s or 50s, but the average age is 51 in the United States.
Menopause is a natural biological process. But the physical symptoms, such as hot flashes, and emotional symptoms of menopause may disrupt your sleep, lower your energy or affect emotional health. There are many effective treatments available, from lifestyle adjustments to hormone therapy
The most common thyroid disorder is Hypothyroidism. Hypo- means deficient or under(active), so hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland is underperforming, or producing too little thyroid hormone. Recognizing the symptoms of hypothyroidism is extremely important.
Maintain a lower body weight over long term.
The general goals of weight loss and management are: • At a minimum, to prevent further weight gain. To reduce body weight if prescribed. To maintain a lower body weight over the long term.
Libido, which means sex drive or the desire for sex, varies dramatically from one person to the next. It also varies depending on a person’s preferences and life circumstances. Libido can be affected by medical conditions, hormone levels, medications, lifestyle and relationship problems.
Most of the time fatigue can be traced to one or more of your habits or routines, particularly lack of exercise. It’s also commonly related to depression. On occasion, fatigue is a symptom of other underlying conditions that require medical treatment.
Mental health for women is considered to be an important factor in their overall well-being. Studies show that 1 out of 5 women have or is experiencing a common mental health problem and yet the solution is not evident. The first step to solving mental health in women is to understand the difference these problems have compared to men. It is often easy to generalize mental health and dismiss the impact gender has.
Through education and proper information dissemination, we can help women understand their mental health better.
Skin is the body’s largest organ. When healthy, its layers work hard to protect us. But when it’s compromised, the skin’s ability to work as an effective barrier is impaired. We have therefore found the best ways to improve skin health to support it in maintaining its protective role.
Your skin is the window to your body that reveals the stories of your life. From acne breakouts during your teenage years to the radiant glow of pregnancy and the sunspots of aging, both your age and your health are reflected in your skin.
NEXPLANON is the birth control implant that goes in the arm. It is just as effective as the pill, but without the daily hassle. This small, thin, and flexible arm implant is placed discreetly under the skin of the inner, upper arm providing you with a convenient method of contraception. Having a consultation in the office to discuss contraceptive options can be helping in deciding whether Nexplanon or another birth control option is right for you.
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IUD stands for intra-uterine device and is a contraceptive method providing convenient, lasting birth-control. A device is implanted into the uterus and can remain there for years providing effecting contraception without the trouble of remember to take a pill every day. There are hormone and non-hormone IUDs. Having a consultation in the office to discuss contraceptive options can be helping in deciding whether an IUD or other birth control option is right for you.
The depo shot (AKA Depo-Provera) is an injection you get once every 3 months. It’s a safe, convenient, and private birth control method that works really well if you always get it on time. The birth control shot contains the hormone progestin. Progestin stops you from getting pregnant by preventing ovulation. Having a consultation in the office to discuss contraceptive options can be helping in deciding whether injectable birth control or another birth control option is right for you.
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