physicians can provide comprehensive health care to everyone in the
family. They have had training in such fields as pediatrics,
geriatrics, and internal medicine and can thus treat patients of all
Vaccines Do Children Need?
who go to a preschool, school, or childcare program run by a school
will need to have received the following vaccines: Diphtheria,
Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP); Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib);
Hepatitis A; Hepatitis B; Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR); Pneumococcal
Conjugate (PCV); Polio; and Varicella (Chickenpox). All these
vaccines are required for the child to attend school.
Are Bone Density Tests?
density tests are a special type of X-ray called a DEXA scan. They
are done to determine the patient’s risk of developing
osteoporosis, a condition characterized by abnormally thin and weak
bones. The condition is most common in older people, but it can also
affect patients who have rheumatoid arthritis, are underweight, or
who take certain medications.
Is An EKG?
EKG or electrocardiogram is a test used to detect heart problems. It
works by measuring the heart’s electrical activity. It is a
painless test in which the doctor will place electrodes on the chest
and other parts of the patient’s body. An EKG usually takes only a
few minutes. The doctor will recommend an EKG if the patient has
symptoms of heart disease or a family history of heart disease.
The Physicians at Wichita Family Medicine Specialists are dedicated to providing our patients the most advanced, comprehensive medical care available.