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NorthShore Health puts prevention first at 6 Region locations We At NorthShore Health Centers family care. “That includes women’s health. W practice, heart health care begins before have a radiology department, so we do any symptoms may develop. mammograms as well as other women’s health screenings,” says Arnautovic. Women “We provide primary care, so part of what we do deals with heart health, who come to NorthShore for preventive care from screenings to taking care of patients can choose a gynecologist at NorthShore or with chronic heart conditions,” says Dr. one in its family medicine department. Andi Arnautovic,chief medical officer for Family medicine at NorthShore offers Northshore Health Centers. health care for all ages, from newborns to Arnautovic oversees medical services the elderly, from immunizations for infants at NorthShore’s Chesterton, LaPorte, to colonoscopies for older adults. There’s Merrillville, Lake Station, Hammond and also guidance for good nutrition as well as special diets. Portage locations. “As a primary care provider, we can detect problems because we check blood pressure, heart rate, cholesterol level, glucose and more. All those factors help indicate heart health,” says Arnautovic. “We are the ones who identify whether patients should see a cardiologist or other specialties, so we work closely with other specialists.” NorthShore’s mission is to provide high-quality care to patients regardless of their ability to pay, reducing the financial burden on its patients. A team of dedicated medical professionals offers a wide range of services for everyone, through private insurance and/or Medicare and Medicaid, and for those who have no health insurance. Because NorthShore is a federally qualified health center, many patients who didn’t have access to health services before can receive them now. Arnautovic says some patients might find themselves in an unfortunate situation, such as having limited or no health insurance or having coverage for themselves but not a family member. “We provide the same high level of care for everybody,” says Arnautovic. Expanded services NorthShore Health Centers has further expanded services to include chiropractic, substance abuse treatment, and psychiatry, with the goal of good health care for everyone. Preventive medicine is always a priority, including and in accordance with the most current care: • Cervical cancer screenings, pap tests, breast cancer screenings, and osteoporosis screenings for women • Healthful lifestyle modifications and blood pressure reduction for patients with a hypertension diagnosis • A1C (blood sugar) test monitoring every three months and annual cholesterol and retina exams for diabetics • Well-child visits, lead screening and Hgb (hemoglobin) tests • Optometry services for adults and children at the Lake Station and new Portage locations, including exams, contact lens and glasses services, and management of eye infections and diseases The wide array of family medicine NorthShore Health Centers also provide services at NorthShore makes it convenient for patients to address all their health needs patients with an easy-to-use, Internet-based portal for home, office, or smart phone. in one place. northshorehealth.org/patient-portal An important part of those services NorthShore Health Centers… The Right is health screenings, across the spectrum of health issues including heart health Care, Right Away.