October 2, 2019

We often associate the beautiful and bright fall colors with the month of October. The bright yellows, the rich reds, the blazing oranges, and the remnants of greens and browns all on the tapestry of southeast Idaho. However, there is one more color we associate with October…

Pink.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Meeting

That’s right. We see our favorite NFL teams don pink gloves, cleats, and wristbands on Sundays. Large pink ribbons tied around big oak trees at the local schools. An array of marathons, 5k’s, and fun runs all set up to raise money for breast cancer research.

We see pink everywhere. But, what can you do to help?

First of all, if you are a women, use this time as a helpful reminder to perform your annual checkup. Unfortunately, breast cancer can strike at anytime, so frequent self-examinations help. Secondly, if you have the means, volunteer and help out in your local community. It’s always a good idea to spend your time assisting with worthwhile causes in where you reside. And lastly, don’t be afraid to talk about it. Perhaps you have a friend or relative that has or had breast cancer. Staying informed can be a valuable tool down the road.

Tips To Remember During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Self Exams

Self exams should be performed once every month in both the upright and laying back positions. The National Breast Cancer Foundation has great resources on how to perform these. If you have any other questions or concerns regarding self exams, call or come into our office. We are happy to help you out with these.

Clinical Exams

Clinical breast exams should be schedule annually and take place at your provider’s office. You should always visit with your provider about any changes that have taken place in your body during the past year. Clinical exams don’t always mean you need a mammogram, but they often do perform that procedure.

Mammograms

If you are a women over the age of 40, you should get a mammogram once a year. As unpleasant as these can be for some women, it is a paramount procedure for catching breast cancer early.

Additional Information

Always be aware of your body. If you notice any dimpling or puckering of the breast tissue area, call or visit your provider. If there is any discharge coming from the nipple area, you should contact your provider. And lastly, if you notice any tenderness, pain, lumps, or anything unusual, it’s best to schedule an appointment with your doctor.

If you have any questions or concerns of any kind, we recommend that you call into our office or set up a time to come in and visit.

Our Local Expert, Monica Nealis

As a breast cancer survivor, this is an important topic to Monica. She shares some important tips that all women should keep in mind. Breast cancer is a treatable cancer if it’s caught early, which is why there is such an emphasis on self examinations and annual checkups with your provider. To learn more about Monica and her style of treatment, visit her bio page right here on our site.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a clinical exam, please contact our office at 208-715-9990 today. We also encourage you to visit the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s website as they have incredible resources and information.

June 13, 2019

In April of 2019 Dr. Naeem Rahim welcomed our very own Monica Nealis, PA-C, to the KISU radio show, House Call, to talk about Women’s Health. Monica is one of our physicians’ assistants who addresses women’s healthcare needs. In the April 4th edition of House Call Dr. Rahim and Monica discuss depression, self exams, access to care, and several other points relating to women’s health.

Monica Nealis & Dr. Rahim Talk Women's Health on April Edition of Radio Show "House Call" 1

You can listen to the full interview here: https://www.kisu.org/post/womens-health-discussed-kisus-house-call#stream/0

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May 30, 2019

New Location

We are beyond thrilled for our second primary care office space located at the new Jackson Hole Junction. We will be opening this summer and our new building will feature state-of-the-art technology. Not to mention the ability to better serve patients on the southwest side of Idaho Falls. The Jackson Hole Junction development is located where Sunnyside Road meets Interstate 15 (exit 116).

Comprehensive Primary Care Wellness Center

The Development

An aerial view of the entire development shows how things will be laid out. Our new building will be located on the far right (east) next to the canal. We are excited for this second location for a lot of reasons, but largely because we’re so happy to see our community grow. We believe this new development contributes to an under-served area of our city and we’re happy to be a part of it.

Comprehensive Primary Care Wellness Center

About Us

At Comprehensive Primary Care we have providers with expertise covering all areas of wellness. As a primary care provider we assist patients with ailments ranging from simple annual wellness exams, to chronic illness management.

Our goal as an office is to provide a warm, welcoming, and joyous environment where people can truly feel that their individual stories and health outcomes matter. We use an individualized patient centered approach to your healthcare with collaboration between all of our clinical providers. We know that being treated with kindness, respect and compassion truly helps to support healing and wellbeing. Our team approach to your health is designed to both empower and educate you so you can create and live your best life possible.

Primary Care

Primary care by definition is healthcare at a basic rather than specialized level for people making an initial approach to a doctor or nurse for treatment. While that is true, we like to take our primary care services a step further. Yes, we provide an introductory level of services, but we provide them at an in-depth level that allows us to diagnose the problem immediately.

Our staff of nurses and physicians provide definitive care our patients at the first point of contact. We also take responsibility for providing our patients with comprehensive care after the initial visit.

Our primary care goals are to treat illnesses and educate patients. Our specialties include family and internal medicine, preventative medicine, adolescent and pediatric medicine, public health, and much more. Primary care is part of our name and we take that seriously. Primary literally means “of chief importance” or “earliest in time or order,” and that’s how we treat our primary care patients.

The name of our business is Comprehensive Primary Care & Wellness Center. Let’s take a moment to break that down. Comprehensive primary care means that we are able to treat almost any illness or condition that comes through our doors. We’re well-rounded and versatile. And wellness goes so far beyond just putting a band-aid on something. We care about your health and wellness. How you actually feel day-in and day-out. Your wellness is all-encompassing and has to do with your overall health, not just one solution to one problem.

Primary care isn’t just in our name, it’s in our DNA. It’s what we do and we excel at it. We understand how impactful your first visit to a doctor’s office can be, and we care about that first impression. If you think it’s time you shop around for a new primary care provider, give us a call. We’d be happy to put you first.

Here For The Community

The bottom line is this: we’re here for the community of Idaho Falls. The whole reason we’re opening this location is to better serve the population here and to do so with top-of-the-line equipment. Not to mention our fantastic and caring staff. We’re invested in Idaho Falls and the growth of this city. We’re here for the long haul.

Call us today (208) 715-9990.

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