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The thyroid gland is a small organ that can have significant effects on your overall health. The American Thyroid Association estimates that 12 percent of Americans will develop some type of thyroid related condition over their lifetimes, ranging from relatively minor to requiring advanced treatment. Are you curious about whether you might have a thyroid problem? Read on to find out, and if you are concerned that you may have developed a condition, call Russak Personalized Medicine in Greenwood Village, CO, to arrange an appointment with Dr. Floyd Russak, your primary care doctor.
What Is the Thyroid and What Does It Do?
The thyroid is a small butterfly-shaped gland located in the neck that helps regulate the performance of cells in your body. It is the gland that controls your metabolism and energy levels. It produces hormones that affect your various bodily functions including the heart, brain, digestive system, muscles, and bone strength. In women, it can have an effect on the menstrual cycle.
Signs of a Thyroid Problem
There are three common issues related to the thyroid: hypothyroidism (not enough hormone production), hyperthyroidism (too much hormone production; related to Graves’ disease), and thyroid cancer. Here are some signs you should seek treatment from a primary care doctor at our Greenwood Village office:
- Feeling tired and fatigued all of the time
- Memory issues.
- Depression and irritability.
- Muscle weakness.
- Unexplained weight gain (hypothyroidism) or loss (hyperthyroidism).
- Bulging eyes and other eye or vision problems.
- Lump in the neck and trouble swallowing or talking.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Some people have a normal thyroid level, but still have several of the above symptoms, you may have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome caused by Thyroid Resistance. Dr. Russak has trained under Jacob Teitelbaum, MD at Harvard and is expert at diagnosing and treating this problem, where thyroid blood tests are normal but thyroid receptors on your cells are not responding adequately to your thyroid.
Thyroid Treatments Available
Once diagnosed through an exam, blood test, and/or biopsy, thyroid problems are often very treatable. These are some of the treatment options you’ll discuss with your doctor:
- Natural medication to help regulate and normalize the thyroid gland.
- Surgical removal of tumors on the thyroid and radioactive iodine therapy.
- Health, diet, and habit adjustments to promote healthy thyroid function.
Regain Healthy Thyroid Function
Set a time to visit Dr. Russak, your primary care doctor in Greenwood Village, by calling (303) 221-6797 today.
Find out when to turn to our Greenwood Village urgent care center for medical attention.
We know that a lot of people put off seeing the doctor; however, there are certain injuries or conditions that warrant seeing a medical professional right away. When this happens it’s comforting to know that our compassionate medical team and primary care physician Dr. Floyd Russak at our walk-in clinic in Greenwood Village, CO, can provide you with the comprehensive care you or a loved one needs right away.
What problems can you treat?
First it’s important to understand whether your health issues can be addressed at our walk-in care center in Greenwood, CO. A good rule of thumb to follow is if your condition isn’t life threatening or critical then you can turn to us for care. Some of the health problems we treat include:
- Cold and flu
- Respiratory infections (e.g. bronchitis)
- Asthma and allergies
- Ear infections
- Sinus infections
- Gastrointestinal problems
- Minor injuries (e.g. burns)
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Urinary tract infections
Along with providing thorough walk-in care for your injuries and health problems, we also offer confidential STD testing, pregnancy and drug testing, work and school physical exams, and workers compensation evaluations.
Patients who are planning to travel soon may require certain vaccinations prior to their trip. We can provide you with all the vaccines you need to keep you safe and healthy while traveling abroad. Furthermore, when flu season amps up you’ll want a doctor in Greenwood Village, CO, who can provide you with the proper vaccines you need to stay healthy all year long.
Why choose walk-in care?
Going to the ER is expensive, and in many cases people don’t really need to go to their nearest emergency room in order to get proper medical attention. Coming into an urgent care center instead of an ER will not just provide you with immediate treatment and care but also you’ll save yourself money and time. Plus, when a medical emergency rears its ugly head it’s comforting to know that you can come into our clinic anytime without an appointment.
RPM Family Health and Walk-In in Greenwood Village, CO, is dedicated to providing thorough medical care when you need it most. If you or a family member is sick and requires fast medical attention, then it’s time to come into our office.
You and your family need a primary care physician in Greenwood Village, CO, someone who knows you well and can provide--even anticipate--your acute, urgent, and continuing care needs.
RPM Family Health provides wellness strategies for your best and longest life possible. Dr. Russak and his team coordinate and deliver premier care for patients of all ages.
What your doctor offers
The American Academy of Primary Care Physicians says that primary care physicians, otherwise known as family doctors, provide true medical homes for their patients. Delivering quality, comprehensive care for patients of all ages, RPM Family Health in Greenwood Village concentrates on the needs of the individual, his or her family, and the community at large.
Primary care physicians place a high premium on the doctor-patient relationship, good communication, patient education and an active partnership between medical staff and families so physical, mental, and emotional health thrives.
As a board-certified physician in both holistic medicine and internal medicine, Dr. Russak and his partners manage their practice for optimal access to patients, both in the areas of hands-on treatment and diagnostic testing. Additionally, they are widely available to answer questions about current treatment and acute care needs.
On a continuing basis, your primary care provider:
- Maintains your medical record, including vaccination, prescription, and surgical records
- Performs routine physicals and tracks your weight, vital signs, BMI, and more
- Coordinates care with the best medical specialists as needed
- Knows your medical, surgical, and medication history well
- Works as your partner to ward off serious chronic illnesses and to manage them appropriately if they do occur
- Is available for sick visits (flu, colds, minor injuries)
- Administers needed immunizations to patients of all ages
- Writes and refills prescriptions and interfaces with your pharmacy
- Manages chronic illnesses such as diabetes, asthma, heart disease, thyroid problems, arthritis, dementia, and more
Be well cared for
Your medical care should not be hit and miss. Be your healthiest with the help of your primary care practice, RPM Family Health in Greenwood Village, CO. When you call us for your routine physical, ask about our Personalized Medicine Program, a great way to affordably access the finest in medical care for the entire family. Please call (303) 856-5989.