Adult & Family Preventive Care

At Our Family Doctor, we believe that the time to address your healthcare is before is before it comes an issue. In other words, preventive care is critical care. So we offer a full range of preventive care services designed to keep you healthy.

Routine Physicals

Good proactive preventive care begins with annual routine physicals. Because these should be performed regularly, you can schedule them months in advance to help ensure you get a day and time that works best for you. A routine physical examination takes no more than 45 minutes and is one of the cornerstones of good individual health. It is also a good opportunity to ask questions and learn what you can do to take a more active role in maintaining your good health.

Immunization

We follow the Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule developed by the US Department of Health and Human Services.

For established patients, the Our Family Doctor medical staff will track your immunization schedule and let you know when you are due for your next vaccine. Any of the vaccines can be administered during a routine visit to our offices.

Screening for Early Detection

As you might imagine, the staff at Our Family Doctor is a very strong advocate for early detection screening. At the same time, however, we are careful to ensure that any screening procedures such as some forms of prostate screening are both necessary and reliable. Some screenings can be performed as part of a routine visit while others may require a special appointment. In either case, your Our Family Doctor physician will discuss the specific screening process with you and make sure all your questions are answered.

Health Education & Counseling

Your Our Family Doctor physician is also a great source for the latest in health education and counseling. Each of our physicians is a member of the Buncombe County Medical Society, the North Carolina Medical Society, and the American Academy of Family Physicians. So we have access to a wide range of educational materials and services. You can find some of these materials here on our website (under For your Information). If there is a specific topic or area of interest that you can’t find here, please don’t be shy about asking your doctor. Above all, your good health is the result of an active partnership between you and your Our Family Doctor physician. Let us know what is on your mind.

Flu Shot Clinic

Each fall, Our Family Doctor offers a flu shot clinic available to all current patients. There is a nominal charge for flu shots. Because the prices vary year to year, we ask you call the office to get the most current prices. The days and hours of this walk-in clinic also vary so be sure to check our website often as we will post each season’s clinic schedule on the homepage.