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    Adult Care

    Consistent medical care is important throughout your life. Visiting a primary care physician when you are not sick offers a chance to assess health concerns and address any issues before they become more serious. Annual checkups also help you develop a relationship with your doctor so if you do have a health problem, your medical team already knows you and your health history.

    The adult medicine services offered by our office include:

    • Annual adult physical exams.
    • Gynecology exams, including Pap smears and contraception.
    • Work physicals.
    • DOT physicals.
    • Acute care for sick patients.
    • Routine vaccines, including the flu vaccine and the shingles vaccine.
    • Management for chronic diseases including diabetes, hypertension, asthma, COPD, thyroid problems and heart disease.
    • Medical management after stroke or heart attack.
    • In-house Coumadin (warfarin) management.
    • Medical weight management services

    Geriatric Care

    As you age, your medical needs change. At Novant Health Hillsdale Medical Associates, we are committed to providing you excellent care continuously through adulthood regardless of your age. Our geriatric care services focus on:

    • Continued wellness, beginning with annual checkups and extending to acute care for illnesses when needed.
    • Gynecologic exams.
    • Management for chronic conditions, including hypertension, high cholesterol, asthma, COPD, diabetes, heart disease and thyroid problems. 
    • Vaccinations including the shingles vaccine and annual flu vaccines.
    • Warfarin (Coumadin) management.
    • Medical management after stroke or heart attack.

    If necessary, the providers in our office will work closely with any specialists involved in your medical care to ensure information is shared and you receive continuous quality care throughout your treatment.

    Geriatric Care Recognitions

    Dr. Takashi Hirata has been recognized numerous times for his commitment to quality care for older adults. He was awarded the Southeast Center of Excellence in Geriatric Medicine Resident Award for his skills in caring for geriatric patients. Additionally, the NCQA has recognized Dr. Hirata for providing quality diabetes care, and heart disease and stroke management.

    What Is Internal Medicine?

    Internal medicine is the field of medicine dealing with the range of diseases and disorders affecting adults. This specialty is a a main focus area of family medicine, the discipline in which both Dr. Takashi Hirata and family nurse practitioner Margaret Bovender are certified. It encompasses well-patient care, sick-patient care and disease management.