Fairlawn Family Practice treating whole patient
|The staff at Fairlawn Family Practice, located at 50 N. Miller Road, includes, shown at above, from left: Dr. Edward Parisi; J. Joseph Payton, D.O.; Dr. Adrienne Hester; Dr. Douglas Lefton; and Dr. Marcie Groesbeck.|
|Photo courtesy of Fairlawn Family Practice|
The physician staff includes medical Drs. Marcie Groesbeck, Adrienne Hester, Douglas Lefton and Edward Parisi, and doctor of osteopathic medicine J. Joseph Payton.
According to Groesbeck, the doctors handle routine office visits for preventive care, well-child care, routine gynecological exams, immunizations, physicals and also perform minor surgeries. They also offer nursing home care at various local facilities, in-hospital care and perform the new Medicare preventive-care assessments.
The office offers same-day appointment scheduling for illness, in-house laboratory testing, EKGs and pulmonary function studies.
The medical professionals at the office focus on providing quality care for all members of the family, from babies to seniors, according to Groesbeck.
“We like to develop a long-term relationship with our patients in order to help them live longer and healthier lives,” she said. “We focus on treating the whole patient and like to see the whole family so that we can treat individuals for issues such as stress in caring for an ill family member.”
Groesbeck stressed that staff physicians do more than treat illnesses such as flu and colds.
“We like to focus on preventative care and also provide ongoing treatment for chronic illnesses,” she said. “We like to take aim at issues such as blood pressure to prevent strokes and cholesterol before a heart attack happens. For children, we make sure immunizations are taken care of on schedule, we check growth and development and treat mild but common childhood ailments.”
Lefton said primary care physicians can handle most medical problems, but the practice’s physicians do not hesitate to refer a patient to a specialist when needed.
“We provide primary medical care for almost any problem, from rashes to colds to high cholesterol to depression and anxiety,” he said. “If a patient needs a specialist, we can help direct him/her in choosing a good one.”
Lefton added the office also uses technology to enhance patient care.
“We use an electronic medical record that allows us to retrieve notes, blood test and x-ray results, and specialist reports on a computer screen while we are talking to a patient,” he said.
General office hours are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition, evening hours are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays, when the office is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday appointments are from 9 a.m. to noon. Doctors have varying office hours.
New patients are currently being accepted. To make an appointment, call 330-836-9721.
For more information about the practice, visit www.fair lawnfamilypractice.com.
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