Family Health Care Center is one of only 40 practices in the country to be chosen as part of the national “Go Diabetes” program designed to improve the health and outcomes of people with diabetes. All of our providers have been awarded the distinction of ‘Master Diabetes Clinicians’ and have achieved NCQA recognition for high quality diabetes care. Visit http://www.ncqa.org/ for more information.
Our level 2 lab does in office A1c testing, cholesterol, and urine kidney screenings that are important markers for detecting and managing diabetes.
Family Health Care Center is one of Statesboro’s largest practices treating both children and adults with diabetes. We are the only practice with Certified Diabetes Educators (CDE) onsite at all times, being the only accredited diabetes education program in the area. Our diabetes educators assist patients and their families in learning to manage both the physical and physiological parts of dealing with diabetes.
Prompt, knowledgeable, sick care is especially important for diabetic patients. FHCC has an onsite x-ray and lab enabling us to treat serious infections, such as pneumonia, efficiently. We will always see our diabetic patients the same day for acute problems like the flu. Our physicians have admission privileges for East Georgia Medical Center and follow them upon discharge for more serious medical issues.
Patients with diabetes must take special care of their skin and Family Health Care Center’s providers understand the TLC needed to heal. We do laceration repairs, skin biopsies, mole and lesion removals, as well as complete foot assessments all in-office.
Family Health Care Center collaborates with local psychologists and counseling centers to support coping with their illness. We offer group visits for diabetic patients, those participating in these visits have found the peer support to be extremely helpful.
The providers at Family Health Care Center will teach you how to begin insulin, use diabetes meters as well as managing and beginning insulin pumps when needed. We offer both group, and individual self-management classes and insulin training. FHCC has various types of free glucose monitors onsite and will work with your insurance company to get your supplies quickly, at the most cost effective pricing.