Comprehensive Family Healthcare
Avenel Iselin Medical Group’s mission is to treat the whole patient. Located in Middlesex, New Jersey, our medical center offers a caring and personalized approach to healthcare for the entire family–that is just what we do. In fact, many of our medical providers have been with AIMG for many years, which means that you are more than just a patient to us…you are like family. Our small size and low turnover rate allow us to provide our patients with the comfort and familiarity of a small doctor’s office combined with the modern services and amenities of a large medical group.
Healthcare For Your Day-to-Day Needs
The experienced and caring family healthcare physicians at Avenel Iselin Medical Group are here for all of your primary healthcare needs. What do our family healthcare physicians do? We act as your primary care physician, which is the first point of contact to address your day-to-day healthcare needs. Some of our family healthcare services include:
- Routine checkups & physicals
- Sports physicals
- Work physicals
- Diabetes care
- Spirometry and Nebulizer Treatments
When more specialized care is needed, we coordinate with our network of dedicated specialists and continue to be the main point of contact to oversee your ongoing healthcare needs.
Routine Checkups & Physicals
The family medicine physicians at AIMG advise that scheduling routine checkups–even when you’re feeling fine–is a great way to manage your health in a proactive way. Routine physicals establish a baseline measure to compare against subsequent visits and act as a preventative measure to preserve your health for the future. We know that it’s easy to let time pass in between doctor’s visits, but a routine physical doesn’t need to be a scary experience!
What can I expect when I schedule a physical exam at AIMG?
You will meet with one of our family medicine physicians to discuss your health history and concerns, such as your personal medical history, family medical history, allergies, and vaccination history. During your consultation, your doctor may also ask you about your lifestyle, such as your sleep habits, diet, exercise, sexual health, and your consumption of alcohol or tobacco products (if any).
Your doctor will also take a reading of your vital signs, which includes a blood pressure reading, heart rate check, body temperature check, and respiratory rate.
Your doctor may do a quick examination of your eyes by looking through an ophthalmoscope and will view your head, chest, abdomen, skin, and nails for any issues or abnormalities.
Your doctor may also perform a physical exam which will include observing:
Using a stethoscope, your doctor will listen to your heart to ensure a strong, regular heartbeat with no signs of irregularities or murmurs.
Using a stethoscope, your doctor will listen to your breathing to check for wheezing or other abnormal breathing patterns.
Your doctor may do a physical examination of your abdominal region to check for sensitivity or pain, assess the liver size, presence of fluid, and more.
Your doctor may examine your joints and mobility, and check your reflexes with a reflex hammer.
Routine blood draws are also recommended for ongoing health maintenance. Depending on your family history, lifestyle, and other risk factors, your lab tests may include a blood sugar test, lipid panel which screens for cholesterol levels, complete blood count (CBC), chemistry panel, and/or urinalysis.
Your doctor may also request additional screening tests which can differ between men and women and according to age.
- Men’s screening tests may include a testicular exam to check for lumps and irregularities, a prostate exam (for age 50 & up), and a cholesterol test.
- Women’s screening tests may include a breast exam, a mammogram (for age 40 & up), a pelvic exam, and a cholesterol test.
Be sure to follow the instructions provided to you by AIMG, which may include fasting, disclosing any medications you are taking, and providing results from any recent medical tests. Your routine physical is the perfect time to express any health concerns you may have.
School Sports Physicals
AIMG is here for all student-athletes, offering sports physicals as part of our services. A school sports physical ensures that you are in the proper condition to safely start a new sport or new sports season. During the exam, one of our family medicine providers may:
- Measure your height & weight
- Measure your blood pressure & pulse
- Test your vision
- Check your heart, lungs, ears, nose & throat
- Measure your physical fitness including strength, flexibility, and posture
- Learn about any current injuries
- Discover possible conditions that could make you more susceptible to injury
Your doctor may advise you on how to protect yourself from injury while playing the sport and/or how to play safely with a chronic illness or other medical condition.
AIMG supports our student-athletes. We take every measure to promote health & wellness to ensure that you start out on the right track!
Similar to a sports physical, certain job descriptions and companies require a pre-employment physical as part of their onboarding process. Passing a work physical is one way that an employer can ensure that a candidate can meet the physical and mental demands of the job they are applying for.
AIMG is pleased to offer work physicals that fulfill the criteria outlined by most employers. During the exam, an AIMG provider may:
- Ask you about your medical history, lifestyle, and general health
- Measure your height, weight, temperature, blood pressure, and other vital information
- Check your vision and hearing
- Provide a physical examination
- Screen you for drugs and alcohol, especially concerning positions that involve driving or the use of heavy machinery
- Conduct psychological tests to determine mental fitness for positions involving stressful situations
Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects how your body converts food into energy. Most of the food you eat is broken down into sugar and then released into the bloodstream. When your blood sugar rises, it signals your pancreas to release insulin, which allows the blood sugar into the body’s cells to be used as energy. Diabetes occurs when the pancreas can no longer utilize insulin efficiently, or in some cases, is unable to produce it at all.
Over time, untreated diabetes can cause such health problems as vision loss, kidney disease, and heart disease. Although there isn’t yet a cure, patients with diabetes can still live active, healthy lives. Losing weight, eating healthy, and exercising are all lifestyle behaviors proven helpful in avoiding and managing the disease.
Avenel Iselin Medical Group is proud to offer complete diabetes screening and care services. For those with diabetes, we recommend the following touchpoints every three months:
- Routine diabetes checkups which include a blood pressure check, weight check, self-care plan, and review of medicines
- A1C tests (also known as a hemoglobin test). This simple blood test is recommended for adults over the age of 45. The test measures your average blood sugar levels over the past three months which is helpful in diagnosing prediabetes and diabetes
- Foot examination to assess circulation
In addition, we recommend the following annual procedures:
- Flu shot
- Kidney test
- Cholesterol test
- Dilated eye exam
- Hearing check
Life’s little accidents are bound to happen from time to time. AIMG’s friendly team of family physicians is equipped to handle all your scrapes, bumps, and bruises to get you and your family on the road to feeling better.
If you have any questions about our Family Healthcare services or would like to schedule an appointment, please call our medical group at (732) 404-1580 or submit a request through our Patient Portal.