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Primary Care

Care For Every Stage Of Life

Primary care providers at CHI St. Alexius Health get to know you and your history to develop a personalized healthcare plan that is right for you.

Your primary care provider can be a physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner.  They serve as your main healthcare provider through all stages of life, and can refer you to specialists if the need arises.

Your primary care needs differ throughout each stage of life. We have experts in all areas and a variety of fields that provide care for your entire family.

Your heart is saying something.

Sometimes high blood pressure (hypertension) causes headaches, shortness of breath or nosebleeds, but it’s often nonspecific and could be tied to other conditions.
That’s why it’s called a "silent killer." It’s important to check and treat high blood pressure because it can lead to serious complications, including:

  • Stroke
  • Blindness
  • Heart attack
  • Dementia
  • Kidney failure
  • Torn blood vessels

Listen to your heart. Review your blood pressure range with your primary care provider, and address potential risk factors. Lifestyle changes such as losing weight, limiting salt intake and quitting smoking can help to lower blood pressure. Medication may also be considered to improve numbers.

Reach out to your Primary Care provider to talk about your risk for Hypertension.

You don’t have to sneeze and suffer with allergies. Relief starts with expert diagnosis and treatment from our providers.
Find out what’s making you miserable.

  • Indoor/Outdoor Allergies
  • Infections (Cold/Sinusitis/Bronchitis/Flu)
  • Lifestyle (which may influence specific symptoms)

We can help relieve your sneeze. Our experienced primary care and specialty providers can see you with in-person and virtual visits. Schedule an appointment at your convenience:

Signs and Symptoms

The most common nasal allergy symptoms are sometimes confused for the common cold. Allergic rhinitis signs and symptoms usually occur in 2 phases.

  • Early-Phase Allergic Rhinitis:
    • Runny nose
    • Nasal itching
    • Sneezing
    • Nasal swelling
  • Late-Phase Allergic Rhinitis:
    • Congestion
    • Sneezing
    • Runny nose

What Triggers Nasal Allergy Symptoms?
People with nasal allergies are sensitive to certain substances called allergens. Allergy triggers vary from person to person and they can be seasonal or year-round.

  • Seasonal Triggers
    • Pollen – microscopic particles released from trees, grasses, or weeds
    • Outdoor molds
  • Year-Round Triggers
    • Dust mites – tiny insects that live in house dust
    • Animal dander – skin scales that furry or feathery pets shed
    • Mold spores – released from molds that for in warm, damp, dark places
A healthy start to the school year.

Schedule your child’s annual school physical today!

Ensure your child a healthy and safe start to the school and sports season with an annual school/sports physical exam. Your CHI St. Alexius Health primary care provider will:

  • Check on your child’s growth and development
  • Perform comprehensive health assessments
  • Update vaccinations
  • Provide participation-specific guidance

We offer appointment times that fit busy schedules, easy access to medical records and referral to specialists if needed. Beat the back-to-school rush, and schedule with a primary care provider today.

Sports Physicals

For more information on how to schedule a sports physical as well, see our sports physicals section.