Barrick Family Practice Services

Family Medicine

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At Barrick Family Practice, our staff provides a full range of services available under the specialty of family medicine to patients of all ages.

BioTE® Hormone Replacement

Pellet therapy, otherwise known as BioTE® hormone replacement therapy, uses biological hormones derived to replicate the body's normal hormonal levels. Patients have found that bioidentical hormone replacement therapy with pellet implants is extremely effective. These pellets, some of which are smaller than a grain of rice, are placed in the fatty tissue beneath the skin and closely mimic the actions of healthy ovaries and testicles with regard to hormone release into the bloodstream. Hormone pellet implantation is an easily performed office procedure.

Cardiovascular Risk Assessment

Cardiovascular risk assessment includes tests and health factors that have been proven to indicate a person's chance of having a cardiovascular event such as a heart attack or stroke. They have been refined to indicate the degree of risk: slight, moderate, or high.

Perhaps the most important indicators for cardiac risk are those of a person's personal health history. These include:

  • Age
  • Family history
  • Weight
  • Cigarette smoking
  • Blood pressure
  • Diet
  • Exercise, physical activity
  • Diabetes

The carotid arteries are the two main arteries that carry oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the brain. These two blood vessels extend through each side of the neck. Carotid artery disease occurs when plaque (a buildup of fat, cholesterol, and other substances) collects and forms along the walls of the carotid arteries.

Screening examinations are tests performed to find disease before symptoms begin. The goal of screening is to detect disease at its earliest and most treatable stage. At Barrick Family Practice we use a type of ultrasound imaging called carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) ultrasound to capture pictures of the carotid arteries, measure the thickness of the two innermost layers (the intima and media) of the carotid artery walls, and help identify plaque buildup. An abnormal thickening of the artery walls may signal the development of cardiovascular disease.

Intravenous Steroid Injection

While acute pain is a normal sensation triggered in the nervous system to alert you to possible injury and the need to take care of yourself, chronic pain is different. Chronic pain persists and doesn’t go away. About 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain.

Cortisone shots, or corticosteroids, are injections that may help relieve pain and inflammation in a specific area of your body. To administer a cortisone shot, Dr. Barrick will inject the drug directly into the area of inflammation. Because of the risk of complications and the side effects of cortisone, there is usually a limit to the number of cortisone shots that can be administered safely.

Additional Services

At Barrick Family Practice, our additional services include but are not limited to:

  • Physical exams
  • LHE (light heat energy)
  • Immunizations
  • Care for minor and major illnesses
  • Pregnancy care, delivery, and comprehensive prenatal care including Centering Pregnancy*
  • Nutrition and weight loss
  • Vaccines
  • Sports medicine
  • Regenerative medicine
  • State-of-the-art treatment for low back pain using the DRX 9000 spinal decompression machine
  • Physical therapy
  • Family and individual mental health counseling
  • On-site diagnostic equipment including EKG, bone density screening, pulmonary function testing (lung testing), and pulse oximetry

* Centering Pregnancy is a group format for prenatal care in which 8 to 12 women or couples who have similar due dates meet regularly throughout the pregnancy, beginning somewhere between weeks 12-16. The group is facilitated by one of our providers.

If you have any questions about our services, please call our office at (719) 522-0707 to request an appointment, or use our secure online appointment request form.