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Family Medicine Specialist

Aveda Integrative Medical Center

Deepti Saxena, MD

Family Medicine & Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine located in Fremont, CA

Whether you need immunizations, a well-woman exam, or help managing a chronic health condition, Aveda Integrative Medical Center in Fremont, California, specializes in family medicine for all ages. With a focus on integrative medicine and board-certification in family medicine, Deepti Saxena, MD, helps you achieve optimal physical, emotional, and mental well-being. Call the practice today or book a consultation online.

Family Medicine Q & A

What is family medicine?

Family medicine is health care for all ages. It encompasses preventive care services, screenings, immunizations, and treatments to help you achieve optimal physical, emotional, and mental well-being.

An annual checkup is a cornerstone of family medicine. These visits are tailored to your age, gender, and unique medical needs, but typically include services such as:

  • Physical exam
  • Immunizations
  • Flu shots
  • Cancer screenings

Dr. Saxena recommends a comprehensive physical exam at least once a year. She customizes each exam to the needs of women, men, and children.

What happens during a well-woman exam?

Dr. Saxena begins by taking a complete medical history, asking about your current health and about diseases that run in your family. She takes your vital signs and performs a physical exam. You can expect routine screening tests, such as:

  • Pap test: tests for early signs of cervical cancer
  • Breast exam: to find any lumps or masses
  • Pelvic exam: to assess the health of your reproductive organs

Depending on your age, Dr. Saxena may refer you to a breast imaging center for a mammogram.

What happens during a men’s physical exam?

Similar to a women’s exam, a checkup for men includes a complete health history and physical exam. Men require different preventive screenings, such as for:

  • Cholesterol
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Prostate cancer

Since some screenings depend on your age, Dr. Saxena tells you what tests are right for your life stage.

What happens during a well-child exam?

Dr. Saxena begins by taking your child’s vital signs and then performs a physical exam. She’ll make sure your child is hitting the right developmental milestones.

She also provides age-appropriate vaccinations. Vaccines that your child may need include:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (DTaP)
  • Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR)
  • Haemophilus influenzae Type b (Hib)
  • Meningococcal (meningitis)

A well-child exam is the ideal time to ask Dr. Saxena any questions you might have about your child’s growth and development.

What chronic conditions does family medicine manage?

Chronic health conditions are increasingly common, affecting more and more Americans. Dr. Saxena diagnoses and treats chronic ailments, including:

  • High blood pressure
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity

At Aveda Integrative Medical Center, Dr. Saxena follows an evidence-based integrative and nutritional approach to treat chronic health conditions safely and effectively. Her aim is promoting your optimal health while helping to prevent long-term complications.

Take a step for your health and well-being today by calling Aveda Integrative Medical Center or booking a consultation online.

We are happily accepting new patients! We service patients from all over the San Francisco Bay Area including: Livermore, Pleasanton, Hayward, Oakland, San Leandro, Union City, Newark, Fremont, Milpitas, San Jose, Santa Clara, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Redwood City and San Mateo.