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Family Medicine

Dr. Milton Chávez

Family Medicine, Pain & Sports Medicine Specialist located in Wicker Park, Chicago, IL

When it comes to wellness, you need a provider who takes care of your overall health, not only your illness or disease. The family medicine team at Dr. Milton Chávez MD, SC in Wicker Park, Chicago, which includes board-certified family physician Dr. Chávez, offers comprehensive and compassionate care focused on helping you achieve optimal health and wellness. To schedule an appointment, call the office or use the online booking button.

Family Medicine Q & A

What is family medicine?

Family medicine is a medical specialty that offers primary care to the entire family. The physicians focus on developing lasting relationships with their patients and families. These relationships help foster a trusting patient-doctor relationship that makes patients feel more comfortable sharing their health concerns and needs, which ultimately leads to better overall care. 

Dr. Chávez is a board-certified family medicine physician who underwent years of training after medical school to understand the unique health needs of children, adults, and seniors so he could provide the comprehensive care needed to manage their whole health. When providing care for his patients, he utilizes his biological, clinical, and behavioral training to develop well-rounded treatment plans focused on prevention, health, and wellness. 

What can I expect during a family medicine evaluation?

At their core, Dr. Chávez and his team value integrity and respect. When you come to the office for an evaluation, you can expect a comprehensive exam focused on you and your specific health needs and goals, whether it’s time for your annual women’s health exam or you’re seeking treatment for an unexpected illness.

During your evaluation, Dr. Chávez and his team review your medical history and specific health concerns and then conduct a physical exam. They may also request additional tests and screenings to confirm or rule out a disease or illness. 

Dr. Chávez and his team take an integrative approach to care and utilize a combination of traditional medicine and alternative therapies to help you reach optimal health and wellness. The team values education and spends a lot of time going over your treatment options so that together you can develop a plan that works for you. 

Can family medicine manage my chronic health condition?

Unlike other medical specialties, family medicine physicians receive specialized training in all organ systems and can manage any chronic health condition. In addition to providing care for common health issues such as diabetes and hypertension, Dr. Chávez and his team also provide specialized care for:

  • Acne
  • Back pain
  • Knee pain
  • Musculoskeletal pain

With a focus on prevention, the family medicine practice also offers stress management and weight-loss treatment.

Dr. Chávez also has surgical training and offers many in-office procedures, including steroid injections, irrigation, and drainage of skin abscesses, and laceration repair.

For comprehensive care from a team who can take care of you and your entire family, contact Dr. Milton Chávez MD, SC by phone or online today.

Preventive Wellness

All your life, you’ve heard the saying, “Prevention is the best medicine.” But how many doctors — or anyone else — have actually shown you how to stay well? At the office of Dr. Milton Chávez MD, SC, Dr. Chávez, and the team help you achieve and maintain optimal health through a variety of science-based tests, lifestyle adjustments, and supportive therapies. Don’t wait until illness strikes before taking your health seriously, call the office in Wicker Park, Chicago, or schedule an appointment online.

What is preventive wellness?

Preventive wellness is a proactive approach to health and medicine. Instead of waiting until you’re ill before you see a doctor, you focus on achieving and maintaining optimal health. Preventive wellness encompasses many activities and procedures, including:

  • Annual physical exams
  • Annual well-woman, well-man, or well-child exams
  • Screenings and tests
  • Immunizations
  • Adopting healthier lifestyle habits
  • Quitting smoking and excessive alcohol
  • Attaining and maintaining a healthy weight

The professionals at Dr. Milton Chávez MD, SC offer preventive care as part of their overall approach to your health.

How can I benefit from preventive wellness?

When you come for an annual exam, Dr. Chávez spends time talking to you about your life and any concerns you may have about your health. By conducting a thorough examination and taking a complete medical and family history, they get a greater insight into the types of health conditions that you’re at risk for and then devise a strategy to help you avoid them and stay healthy.

For instance, if you need to lose weight to manage or avoid diabetes or heart disease, they may recommend a medically supervised weight-loss treatment. The weight-loss treatment plan doesn’t just help you lose extra pounds but also improves your overall health by teaching you how to incorporate healthy new foods and fun forms of movement into your daily routine.

What if I feel depressed or stressed?

If you experience stress at home, at work, or at school, the expert team recommends stress management techniques. When you come for a consultation, they consider you in the context of your environment and lifestyle, so that you get the kind of attention you need. They can help you with everything from mental health issues to substance abuse to physical ailments.

How often do I need preventive wellness?

Preventive wellness is an approach to life, not a treatment. You can contact the practice whenever you’re facing a challenge instituting a new habit, or if you experience a setback. You should also be sure to schedule annual physical exams and screenings.

To get started on your individually tailored preventive wellness plan, contact the Dr. Milton Chávez MD, SC team by phone or through the online form.