Family Practice

Family Doctors in Portage, Chesterton, Lake Station, Hammond, & Merrillville, IN

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NorthShore Health Centers Family Practice provides a wide range of healthcare services for acute and chronic health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and Asthma. Experienced doctors and nurse practitioners are trained to provide comprehensive medical care for the entire family, regardless of age, sex, or type of illness, with special emphasis on prevention.

Whether patients are sick or just in need of an annual physical, our Family Practice doctors and nurse practitioners are concerned with the total healthcare of patients and will manage all of the following, but are not limited to:

  • Diabetes
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Elevated Cholesterol
  • Asthma
  • Thyroid
  • Allergies
  • Stomach and Intestinal Illness
  • Skin Conditions
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Emotional Wellbeing

With our behavioral health component, a patient’s entire physical and mental wellbeing are considered when addressing health issues.

During a patient visit at NorthShore Health Centers, a Family Practice doctor or nurse practitioner will review your medical history, vital signs and other important readings and information collected by our professional nursing staff. If necessary, further tests will be ordered to determine a diagnosis. NorthShore Health Centers’ doctors and nurse practitioners – and when needed, a behavioral health consultant – will then create a treatment plan which may include medication, dietary changes, minor surgical procedures, or other care as needed. A follow up visit will also be scheduled. You can rest easy knowing that our state of the art technology makes vital patient information instantly available to our providers at the time of your appointment.

With superior clinical expertise and experienced doctors right in your area, our team is committed to meeting all of your healthcare needs in order to help you live well and feel your best.

Concerned about Diabetes?

Diabetes is a serious disease that can cause heart attack, stroke, blindness, kidney failure, or loss of feet or legs. Prediabetes means your blood glucose (sugar) is higher than normal, but not yet diabetes. If caught early enough, Type 2 diabetes can be delayed or prevented in people with prediabetes through effective lifestyle programs.

Take this test to find out if you are at risk for prediabetes. Schedule an appointment today at 219-763-8112 if you have concerns about your health or risk of diabetes.

Adult Vaccinations

Family Practice doctors and nurse practitioners will also ensure adults are up-to-date on their immunizations. Recommended vaccines may be based on age, health condition or if you will be traveling outside of the company. Use the CDC recommendations below or talk to your doctor or nurse practitioner for addition information.