Ranch View Family Medicine is at the forefront of the Integrated Services Model. We are committed to continuously improving our delivery of quality healthcare to meet the needs of our patients. Our integrated services provide:
A procedure to closely examine your cervix, vagina, and vulva for signs of disease.
A procedure in which a sample of tissue is taken from the endometrium for examination under a microscope.
Steroid Joint Injection
Steroid shots are injections that may help relieve pain and inflammation in a specific area of your body. They are most commonly given in into joints, such as ankles, elbows, hips and layers of skin.
Most warts go away without treatment, though it can sometimes take a year or two, and new ones can develop. Some people choose to have their warts treated by a doctor because home treatment is not working and the warts are bothersome.
A freezing therapy done that involves applying liquid nitrogen to your wart. This procedure causes a blister to work under and around our wart. The dead tissue sloughs off within a week or so. Repeated treatments may be needed.
Incision and Drainage
Also referred to as “I&D”, is a common treatment for an abscess, in which the pus needs to be drained to promote healing.
Mirena is a hormonal intrauterine device (IUD) that is inserted into the uterus for long-term contraception. A T-shaped plastic frame that releases a type of progestin, Mirena thickens the cervical mucous to prevent sperm from reaching or fertilizing an egg. Mirena also thins the lining of the uterus and partially suppresses ovulation.
ParaGard is an intrauterine device (IUD) that is inserted into the uterus for long-term contraception. The T-shaped plastic frame has copper wire coiled around the stem and two copper sleeves along the arms that continuously release copper to bathe the lining of the uterus. ParaGard produces an inflammatory reaction in the uterus that is toxic to sperm, which helps prevent fertilization.
Ingrown Toenail Treatments
If home remedies have not helped your ingrown toenail, your provider may recommend:
Lifting the nail
For a slightly ingrown nail, your provider may carefully lift the ingrown nail edge and place cotton, dental floss or a splint under it. This helps the nail grow above the skin edge.
Partial Nail Removals
For more severe ingrown nails, your provider may trim or remove the ingrown portion of the nail after numbing the site.
Removal of Nail and Tissue
If you have reoccurring symptoms with the same nail, your provider may suggest removing a portion of the nail along with the underlying tissue. This procedure may prevent part of your nail from growing back. Your provider will use a chemical, laser, or other methods during this procedure.
A Skin biopsy removes cells or skin samples from the surface of your body. It is then examined to provide information about medical condition.
Three main types of skin biopsies are offered:
A provider uses a tool to remove a small top layer section of the skin.
A provider uses a circular tool to remove a small section of skin including deeper layers
A provider uses a small scalpel to remove an entire lump or an area of abnormal skin, including a portion of normal skin down to or through the fatty layer of skin.