About Family Practice

Holistic Approach to Medicine

JTCHS provides a holistic approach to medicine with a focus on health promotion and disease prevention. The goal is to improve the patient’s quality of life through early diagnosis and treatment. JTCHS focuses on the most prevalent diseases in our community including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, STDs, and others.

Experienced & Licensed Practitioners

Our 27 licensed practitioners include family practitioners, internists, pediatricians, obstetricians/gynecologists, podiatrist, ophthalmologist, dentist, dental hygienist, psychiatrist, psychologist and registered nurse practitioners. Our primary care providers are board certified in at least one disciple. Some hold multiple certifications. 25% of our providers have been with the organization for 15 years or more, with at least two that can boast of a 20 year tenure. The majority of our physicians are bi-lingual and represent the cultural and linguistic mix of our service community.

Health Tips

Diabetes Facts

Diabetes Facts

Almost 3 million African Americans have diabetes and many don’t know it.

Diabetes is a disease that causes high blood sugar.

When adults get diabetes it is usually type. This type II can often be prevented.

“Prediabetes” or “Borderline diabetes” is when blood sugar test results are higher than normal.

Many people have no signs, or only mild ones. Some signs include: feeling tired, blurred vision, weight loss, infections, increased urination, increased hunger or thirst.

A healthy lifestyle can help prevent diabetes: Get 30 minutes of exercise 5 days a week, Eat foods low in fat and calories; Eat smaller amounts; Eat a variety of healthy foods, like whole grains, fruits, vegetables.

Flu Shots for Adults

Shots are safe. Side effects like soreness where the shot was given, muscle aches or fever are usually very mild and disappear within a few days. Serious side-effects are rare.

There’s a new shot every year: The flu virus keeps changing.

Shots help you stay well.

The flu can lead to other serious infections like pneumonia.

It’s best to get your flu shot around October or November.

Flu shots are important for individuals 50 and older, those that live in a nursing home and or have long term illnesses like diabetes, asthma or heart disease.

Flu Shots for Adults
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