Dr. Kathleen Gerace, is a firm believer that disease prevention is the key to a long, happy and healthy life.
AllCare utilizes an electronic healthcare records system to assist in the development of a tailored medical care plans for each patient. This improves the quality of care, thereby achieving a better outcome.
At AllCare preventive health care is an integral part of your comprehensive health care plan. Preventive care may include examinations and screening tests customized to an individual’s age, health, and family history. Many ailments can be effectively treated when detected early.
AllCare is a dynamic health care facility providing a variety of services including primary care for teenagers, adults and the geriatric population. Dr. Kathleen Gerace, an Internal Medicine specialist, believes it is essential that all patients are screened annually for acute and chronic illness and at AllCare, this is included in your yearly physical exam. Dr. Gerace reviews your personal and family risk factors, evaluates your present state of health and ensures health care maintenance.
AllCare also provides evaluation and treatment of diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, lung diseases, sleep disorders, weight problems and other acute and chronic health ailments.
At AllCare, we recognize that women need reliable health care. Dr. Gerace and her medical staff provide comprehensive annual pelvic and breast exams to screen for precancerous and cancerous conditions of the cervix, external genitals (a concern even if you’ve had a hysterectomy), breasts, as well as for sexually transmitted disease, and pelvic inflammatory disease.
AllCare provides evaluation and treatment of acute and chronic conditions that may concern women throughout their lives: increased incidence of risk factors for heart disease in women including high cholesterol, sexually transmitted diseases, menopause and perimenopause, thyroid disorders, and migraines.
A colonoscopy is an endoscopic examination of the colon and the distal part of the small bowel with a camera or a fiber optic camera on a flexible tube passed through the anus and can be a vital procedure to screen for colon cancer. Let AllCare help you choose which colon cancer screening test is best for you.
Mammograms are probably the most important tool doctors have, not only to screen for breast cancer, but also to diagnose, evaluate, and follow people who’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer. Safe and reasonably accurate, a mammogram is an x-ray photograph of the breast and should be part of your yearly exam regime at AllCare.
DXA Scan and Bone Density
A bone density test — also called densitometry or DXA scan — determines whether you have osteoporosis or are at risk of osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to become more fragile and more likely to break and can occur more frequently as we become older. Let AllCare work together with you to help keep your bones strong and healthy.
Weight Loss Evaluations
Obesity is a primary health concern with risk factors in coronary heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, gall bladder disease, arthritis, peripheral vascular disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and high triglycerides.
Dieting is hard when you’re doing it on your own. Do you know which diet is best for you, or which type of exercise will get rid of fat?
The basic mechanism is an imbalance between caloric intake and energy expenditure is only a partial cause. Evidence suggests that being overweight is multi-factorial in origin, reflecting hormonal imbalance, inherited, environmental, cultural, socioeconomic, and psychological conditions.
Increasing physiologic, biochemical, and genetic evidence suggests that being overweight is not a simple problem of will power, as is sometimes implied, but is a complex disorder of appetite regulation and energy metabolism. The SlimPro plan addresses both these issues.
At SlimPro Dr. Gerace will develop a customized weight loss plan that will help you drop fat and add muscle, all while feeling great! The SlimPro five phase protocol helps stabilize the pancreas and blood sugar levels while burning fat and maintaining muscle and other lean tissue. The phases change at intervals determined by the practitioner. With each phase, you will be introduced to a wider range of food choices. During the first phase of this five phase program, you will learn certain basic skills that you will use during the diet process; portion control, fluid intake and supplement usage. Once your goal has been accomplished, the SlimPro Maintenance program will provide the key for maintaining your goal, which will keep you on the right track towards long-term weight loss!
If you have decided to make a serious commitment to improving your health, appearance and quality of life, call and make an appointment and let us help you ensure your success!
People with high blood pressure are often urged to change their diet, exercise regularly, quit smoking, and generally lead less stressful lives. If changes to your lifestyle aren’t effective enough, your doctor may prescribe a medication to manage your hypertension.
At AllCare, we will work with you and give you practical advise on how to help lower your blood pressure and monitor your progress.
By managing your diabetes over time, you may help to reduce your risk for future health problems related to the disease. One study found that about 3 out of 5 people with type 2 diabetes have at least one other health problem linked to the disease. Complications of diabetes can include: foot complications (amputations), eye problems (blindness), heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and skin problems. Let AllCare work together with you to help manage your diabetic care.