Primary Care Specialist

Jarvis Family Medical Services

Family Medicine & Health and Wellness Specialist located in Louisville, KY

Primary care can help catch medical issues before they become serious. Regular, preventive medicine checkups are important for everyone at every age. At Jarvis Family Medical Services in Louisville, Kentucky, people aged five through seniors all receive caring, compassionate primary care treatment by Karla Jarvis and her professional staff, helping them lead healthy, active lives. The practice also provides a variety of other primary care services, including allergy testing, disease management, sports physicals, and more. Karla Jarvis will even visit your home when necessary. Call or schedule an appointment online today.

Primary Care Q & A

What is a wellness exam?

Everyone knows they should visit when they are sick. What you might not realize is that it is just as important to visit the doctor regularly when you are feeling good, because during that “wellness visit,” your doctor can detect health issues that may not be obvious or symptomatic yet. This is called preventive medicine.

During a wellness exam, Karla Jarvis will check your blood pressure, check your weight, listen to your heart, check your vision and hearing, and examine your overall appearance. She may also take a blood sample to check cholesterol, blood sugar, and other important markers.

All of these diagnostic tools can provide early signs of changing health conditions. Comparing these annual indicators can help you monitor your health, and changes may indicate signs of a problem.. When a condition is caught early, it is much easier to treat. A wellness exam is also a good time to discuss any health concerns and review all of your current medications.

What is chronic disease management?

People suffering from chronic diseases, such as diabetes, arthritis, asthma, fibromyalgia, Crohn's disease, and more, all need ongoing medical care -- in some cases, for life. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), about half of the adults in the US suffer from a chronic disease, and this accounts for a significant portion of healthcare spending.

By working with Karla Jarvis, patients can keep their chronic health conditions under control, thus reducing potential complications. This includes medication management, ongoing testing, and a continuous flow of communication between patient and doctor so signs and symptoms are addressed quickly. Chronic disease management with a primary care physician can prevent hospital stays down the road.

What other conditions can be treated in a primary care setting?

Jarvis Family Medical Services provides:

  • Allergy testing
  • Sports physicals (for schools)
  • Laboratory services (for blood work and other tests)
  • Gait analysis (to detect factors that might be causing pain or injury)

When people of all ages in Louisville, Kentucky, seek professional, compassionate primary care in a relaxed environment, they turn to Jarvis Family Medical Center. Karla Jarvis and her staff see each patient in a timely manner and provide the best possible ongoing care to help each patient live a long and healthy life. Call or schedule an appointment online today.