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Clinic offers dental, medical exams in one-stop visit

Angela B. Grubbs
Blog

/ by UK HealthCare

If you have a busy schedule, it can be difficult to find the time to take care of your well-being. The good news is that the UK Diagnosis, Wellness and Prevention Clinic can address both your dental and overall health needs in one convenient visit.

You can achieve more during this clinic visit because you'll be treated by a primary healthcare provider as well as a dentist. Instead of making separate appointments, you will receive both a dental exam and a medical wellness exam at the same visit.

The clinic uses a model that incorporates the knowledge and skills of a nurse practitioner, supervising dentist, dental hygienist and dental students. In a single appointment, you will undergo a thorough exam and X-rays, as well as a dental cleaning, if necessary.

“Patients who have received dental and medical care in the same visit are so thankful for the one-stop shop appointment," said clinic nurse practitioner Angela B. Grubbs. "They are also very thankful for our interdisciplinary providers who work as a team to provide holistic care.”

Grubbs added: “Many of the calls we receive are initially prompted by a dental concern. However, during appointments we’ve been able to identify and discuss additional health concerns when needed, bringing to the attention of our patients issues such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and hypothyroidism. With these conditions identified, we can help patients take steps to improve their overall health.”

You can trust our clinic faculty members who are empowered to quickly make decisions when diagnosing a condition or when monitoring your response to a treatment. Our clinic providers will deliver point-of-care testing in a CLIA-waived laboratory space.

"Point-of-care testing allows me as a provider to give patients instant results," Grubbs said. "For example, if I am following a patient's cholesterol, within five minutes of our follow-up visit, I am able to let them know how the implementation plan is going."

For more information or to make an appointment, call 859-323-3368 and ask about the Diagnosis, Wellness and Prevention Clinic.

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