Family Practice Specialist

Ridgepark Family Practice, Inc.

Diane M Kushnar, DO

Board Certified Family Medicine Physician located in Parma, OH

It’s reassuring to know that your primary care provider is an expert in family practice who genuinely cares for your family’s health and welfare. Diane Kushnar, DO, at Ridgepark Family Practice, Inc. in Parma, Ohio, has over 25 years of experience in caring for men, women, and children of all ages. As well as routine care, Dr. Kushnar provides many additional services, including medical weight loss, dementia testing, health screenings, and walk-in urgent care. Call Ridgepark Family Practice, Inc. today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kushnar, or book an appointment online.

Family Practice Q & A

What is family practice?

Family practice, which is also known as family medicine, is the primary care service that takes care of your routine health needs and everyday medical problems.

Ridgepark Family Practice, Inc. is the first place you contact when you have any queries or concerns about yours and your family’s health. Family practice specialists like Dr. Kushnar undergo training in a broad range of medical specialties. That means they have in-depth knowledge of all the potential health problems you might experience.

What services does family practice provide?

Dr. Kushnar can provide a comprehensive range of primary care services. She is there when you’re sick, or you suffer an injury, and, in addition to regular appointments, you can attend to urgent medical problems with same-day appointments or through walk-in urgent care.

Dr. Kushnar can support you and monitor your health if you have long-term challenges like chronic diseases, mental health problems, or chronic pain. Some of the most widespread conditions affecting people across the country are those that require careful management and ongoing care, such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Heart disease
  • Arthritis
  • Depression
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Back pain
  • Inflammatory bowel disease

If you have a chronic health condition, Dr. Kushnar sees you regularly to help you stay as healthy as possible. She also coordinates care with specialist services; for example, you might be seeing a cardiologist if you have heart problems or a psychotherapist if you have depression.

Does family practice help prevent ill health?

One of the key roles of family practice is to help prevent you from getting sick in the first place. Ridgepark Family Practice, Inc. provides a selection of services that look for signs of health problems before they become a problem, including routine physicals and health risk assessments.

Screening tests are also available for many conditions. Dr. Kushnar offers:

  • STD screening
  • Diabetes tests
  • Blood pressure checks
  • Pap smears
  • Cancer screenings
  • Prostate exams

Ridgepark Family Practice, Inc. also provides vaccinations, such as the flu vaccine, and support and advice to help you lead a healthier life. It has a medical weight loss program and can help you quit smoking and drinking, eat healthier meals, and tackle your stress levels.

Find out more about the wide range of services family practice provides by calling Ridgepark Family Practice, Inc., or book an appointment online.