Partners In Wellness
Joseph W. Price, M.D.
Comprehensive Family Medicine & Integrative Holistic Medicine located in East Mount Airy, Philadelphia, PA
To get the best outcomes from any surgical procedure, you need pre- and post-operative care. Joseph Price, MD, is a licensed medical family practice physician who takes an integrated approach to care, focusing on whole-body health. Dr. Price offers patient-centered and comprehensive pre-and postoperative care at Partners In Wellness in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. For personalized care, call the office, or request your pre and post-operative care appointment online today.
What is pre- and post-operative care?
Pre- and post-operative care refers to the medical management of your health before and after surgery. Surgery of any kind puts stress on your body. Getting the proper care before and after may improve your overall outcomes, prevent complications, and speed-up recovery.
Dr. Price is an experienced family medicine physician who takes a patient-centered and integrated approach to care. When it comes to health and healing, he utilizes the best of Eastern and Western medicine so you get the best possible outcomes.
Who needs pre- and post-operative care?
Most patients undergoing a surgical procedure need pre- and post-operative medical care. However, your surgeon determines the type of care you need based on your current health and the type of surgery you’re having.
What happens during pre-operative care?
During pre-operative care, Dr. Price makes sure you’re ready for surgery. This visit is usually scheduled within a month before your appointment. Many surgical procedures require a brief medical history review and physical exam, which may include lab work and an electrocardiogram. Scheduling your pre-operative visit early gives Dr. Price an opportunity to take care of any medical issues before your procedure.
At this visit, Dr. Price reviews your medical history, performs a physical exam, and runs diagnostic tests. The type of testing you need depends on the surgical procedure and your current medical condition, but may include blood work, X-rays, or an electrocardiogram (EKG) to assess heart health.
Dr. Price reviews his findings with you and provides recommendations for things you can do now to improve your post-surgical recovery, such as improving your diet, getting exercise, and finding healthy outlets for stress.
What happens during post-operative care?
The specifics of your post-operative care at Partners In Wellness depends on the surgical procedure performed, your health history, and your recovery. Dr. Price works closely with your surgeon to make sure you get the care you need.
During your post-operative care, Dr. Price asks about your recovery, including pain level and healing. He may also perform tests and make recommendations to support your recovery.
Most importantly, Dr. Price works closely with you, providing you with the tools and support you need to maximize healing and improve overall health and well-being.
For a more holistic approach to your health and well-being before and after your surgery, call Partners In Wellness or request an appointment online today.