Regular check-ups and preventive care is the key to a long and healthy life.
As a primary care physician, Dr. Kathleen Gerace firmly believes that disease prevention is the key to a long and happy life. Her goal is to improve the quality of care and achieve better outcomes by fostering patient health through patient education and regular, follow-up preventive care.
How to Establish Care
Establishing care at AllCare is only considered after careful review of all old medical records, diagnostic tests (ie: procedures, mammograms, etc.) sub-specialist records and any other pertinent medical records.
Walk-in visits DO NOT constitute the establishment of care.
Certain patient cases will not be considered for establishment of care, as these conditions require a multidisciplinary setting for effective care:
- Chronic pain
- Active or relapsing drug and alcohol abuse
- Active or relapsing eating disorders (ie: bulimia or anorexia)
Our new patient intake forms must be completed in detail and signed, with your records being obtained prior to an initial consultation visit being scheduled. We strongly suggest you contact your past doctor(s) and verbally request your old records to expedite our receipt of all requested documents.
AllCare is a dynamic health care facility providing a variety of services including primary care for teenagers, adults and the geriatric population. Dr. 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.
Well-Women Exams and PAP Smears
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.
Winter Visitors Accepted
AllCare will care for you during your winter stay in Arizona. We will partner with your primary care physician back home by requesting your records and electronically transmit your Arizona records back to your primary care physician each time you are seen at our offices to ensure you get the best of care during your stay in Arizona. We offer walk-in care without appointments, as well as on-site lab, EKG and x-ray services.
Dr. Himanshu Shukla specializes in treating heart rhythm disorders and is founder of the Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute (CAI) www.caiaz.com dedicated to providing heart care customized to the individual. Dr. Shukla is a member of the Heart Rhythm Society, has completed training at Columbia University in New York City, the University of Missouri and the University of Oklahoma. He is recognized for numerous published articles on the treatment of heart rhythm disorders, and by the American Heart Association for Outstanding Research.
Dr. Shukla has completed post doctoral training in electrophysiology at the University of Oklahoma/Oklahoma City which is recognized as a world leader in treating heart rhythm disorders, participating in an Advanced Fellowship in Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology. He also acquired post-doctoral training at the University of Missouri - Columbia, completing a Fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine, and spent his residency for Internal Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons’ St. Luke’s - Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York.
AllCare provides patients with easy-to-use non-invasive cardiac monitors. The monitors are lightweight, portable, and come with all the necessary supplies to perform cardiac studies.
Dr. Gerace is specialized in osteopathic manipulation which is the study of the musculoskeletal system. Osteopathic spinal manipulation utilizes non-invasive healing modalities to manipulate the tissue and fluids of the body to ensure a full-body approach to treatment.
Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine, (D.O.) and M.D.s are fully-licensed physicians authorized to prescribe medicine and perform surgeries. Physicians of Osteopathy are not Chiropractors because Chiropractors are not medical doctors and cannot prescribe medications or perform surgeries, although both perform spinal manipulation.
SlimPro Medical Weight Loss
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!
Geriatric care addresses the complex needs of older people, focusing on health promotion and the prevention and treatment of disease and disability in the elderly. Comprehensive healthcare of the aging patient takes place in ambulatory, acute, and long-term care settings, and is usually provided by a multidisciplinary team, whose members may include a geriatrician, geriatric nurse practitioner, primary care clinician, nurses, pharmacists, and others. At AllCare your health concerns can be managed by highly trained medical professionals.
On-Site X-rays, EKG and Lab Draw Facility
AllCare has on-site x-rays which can greatly expedite the overall time required to diagnose your ailment. X-rays are safe and effective for people of all ages. AllCare utilizes x-rays for a variety of reasons:
- To determine whether a bone is chipped, dislocated or broken (fractured).
- To evaluate joint injuries and bone infections.
- To diagnose and monitor degenerative conditions, such as arthritis.
- To screen for lung diseases and heart disease.
- To diagnose the cause of a persistent cough or chest pain.
AllCare offers the benefit of on-site EKG testing at our Scottsdale office. Whether you call it an EKG or an ECG, an electrocardiogram is an important and painless tool for detecting heart disease and irregular heart beats.
Lab Draw Facility
AllCare offers a convenient on-site lab draw facility which can lead to earlier detection, diagnosis, and more effective and timely treatment. If your health insurance provider utilizes another laboratory, AllCare will have your labs serviced by that provider for your convenience.