Phone: 256-766-1401
422 E Dr. Hicks Blvd. • Florence, AL 35630

Health Management at Shoals Kidney & Hypertension Center

Nurse Working in Lab

At Shoals Kidney & Hypertension Center, we are dedicated to your health and well-being. Our compassionate physicians have the expertise, care, and education to help you with managing your health at any age. We understand each patient has a range of unique needs, and we take the extra time to get to know you in order to provide the treatment you requirement. Read through our services below to learn more about what we have to offer at our health center in Florence!

Anemia Management

There are many different causes of anemia, and it is important to know as well as understand what type you are experiencing in order to receive proper treatment. This might include iron deficiency anemia, chronic disease anemia, and hemolytic anemias, among many others. Symptoms often include fatigue, pale or yellowish skin, shortness of breath, chest pain, headache, cold hands/feet, irregular heartbeats, weakness, and dizziness.

Be sure to make an appointment with your doctor as soon as you notice you’re feeling fatigued for unknown reasons. Anemia typically occurs when your blood doesn’t contain enough red blood cells, which can be due to your body destroying red blood cells or excessive bleeding. Sometimes, your body simply may not be producing enough for you to comfortably function.

Our anemia management programs are available to help you properly navigate anemia. We can assist you with a vitamin-rich diet plan that gets you the iron, folate, vitamin B-12, and vitamin C that your body needs to stay healthy. You may want to consider multivitamins. The physicians at Shoals Kidney & Hypertension Center will help you discover the management plan that works for you!

Annual Wellness Visits

We recommend annual wellness visits to help prevent illnesses, diseases, and ultimately keep you on track to better health. For maximum wellness, these yearly visits are available for both men and women. The checkup will include a basic physical that includes height, weight, and blood pressure measurements, as well as BMI. We also review your mental health, vision, personalized treatment or care plans.

We also offer full well women services that include pap smears, physical exam, update of medications, and immunizations. Upon completion, we will provide prescription refills as needed, and a written plan as to your next steps. This may include supplements and other screening or preventative services.

Chronic Care Management

If you are working to manage a chronic illness, you may want to consider connecting with one of our many experienced physicians at Shoals Kidney & Hypertension Center! We offer chronic care management to assist with conditions such as Celiac disease, asthma, osteoporosis, COPD, diabetes, eating disorders, and so much more. Our center offers a range of services and resources to help you properly manage your symptoms and achieve a more comfortable, healthy lifestyle.

iPro Insertion and Removal

iPro technology allows for continuous glucose monitoring for those with diabetes of both type 1 and type 2. At Shoals Kidney & Hypertension Center, we offer insertion and removal services for these small, watertight devices. We can insert this technology right into your skin and will keep track of your blood sugar levels without uncomfortable finger pricking. The iPro is inserted for 3 days at a time; when you return for the removal session, we will generate the results and prescribe the proper management methods for diabetes.

Insulin Pump Management

Our medical professionals are trained and experienced with determining the proper management plan for your insulin pump. Managing your diabetes and health with an insulin pump is simple with Shoals Kidney & Hypertension Center. We can help you safely control your glucose levels, add flexibility to your lifestyle, and provide an alternative to checking your blood sugar. Our management services also include assistance with diet and exercise to help you achieve your wellness goals.

If you’re new to insulin pumps, we also offer full training to help you learn how your pump works, the great impact it has on your health, and other basics of managing it. Of course, you will receive ongoing support and checkups!

Lab On-Site

At Shoals Kidney & Hypertension Center, we have a lab on-site to deliver your results faster and more efficiently! Whether you have received x-rays, an ultrasound, blood work, or other wellness service, we can provide you with the details sooner rather than later. We are also able to process your tests right on-site, without having to ship blood and other samples to another location. Our on-site lab is available around the clock.

Stress Tests

Stressed? Come into Shoals Kidney & Hypertension Center of Florence for a comprehensive stress test! Stress can be very damaging to your health, and can even cause heart attacks if left unmanaged. If you begin to feel physical symptoms during stressful times of your life, you may benefit from a thorough stress test. Symptoms can include headaches, acid reflux, loss of appetite, and nervousness. We offer a range of resources to help you find a soothing path that allows you to better navigate stressful situations in the future.

Ultrasounds

Shoals Kidney & Hypertension Center offers ultrasounds to if you are pregnant or are experiencing other unrelated pain. Our high tech ultrasound equipment can view your heart, kidneys, blood vessels, and other organs. These are also used to view a woman’s fetus, which can determine health and progress, as well as provide better wellness steps moving forward. This procedure is simple, painless, and will not expose you to dangerous radiation!

If you require any of these health and wellness services, stop in or give us a call to make an appointment at Shoals Kidney & Hypertension Center. We look forward to serving you.

Shoals Kidney & Hypertension Center |
422 E Dr. Hicks Blvd. Florence, AL 35630
| 256-766-1401 | info@shoalskidneycenter.com