Family Medicine Specialist

Etowah Family Medical

Family Medicine Practice located in Gadsden, AL

When it comes to your health, you deserve care from a medical team that treats you like family and provides personalized care. At his family medicine practice, Etowah Family Medical in Gadsden, Alabama, Courtney Lowe, MD, and his team take the time to get to know you and provide you with the health care you expect from your provider. The family medicine practice provides care for all ages and can manage your general health, as well as any medical conditions. For an appointment, call the office today or book online.

Family Medicine Q & A

What is family medicine?

Family medicine is a medical specialty that provides care for people of all ages and focuses on your whole health, not your symptom or disease. Dr. Lowe spent years training so he could manage your total health and wellness, and help you navigate through the complex health care system so you can get the best care possible.

What types of conditions does family medicine manage?

Dr. Lowe is a diverse physician who provides expert care for many health issues. Some of the conditions he sees most often include:

Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic health condition that causes your blood sugar to be higher than normal. Without proper treatment, diabetes increases your risk of other health complications, such as kidney disease, peripheral neuropathy, or retinopathy. Dr. Lowe and his team at Etowah Family Medical help you manage your diabetes with medication and lifestyle changes.

Hypertension

Hypertension is a health condition in which the force of your blood against your blood vessel walls is higher than normal. It’s very common and often develops without causing symptoms. Prolonged elevated blood pressure damages your blood vessel walls and increases your risk of having a heart attack or stroke.

Dr. Lowe and his team check your blood pressure every time you come to the office. If your blood pressure is high, the team provides treatments to improve your numbers and your health.

Hyperlipidemia

Hyperlipidemia is a medical term that indicates your blood lipid levels, specifically your cholesterol levels, are higher than normal. Too much fat in your blood increases your risk of other health issues, such as heart disease. Dr. Lowe monitors your blood lipids through his in-house lab and devises a treatment plan to improve your numbers.

Dr. Lowe also has a surgical background. He conducts skin screenings for skin cancer and can remove abnormal skin lesions and have them tested.

What if I need an annual physical?

Dr. Lowe and his team at Etowah Family Medical also offer annual physical exams for all patients. The team considers your annual exam the most important visit of the year. During the exam, Dr. Lowe gets a chance to assess your whole health, while at the same time getting to know more about you.

Family medicine is focused on managing your total health. To schedule an appointment with a compassionate team, call Etowah Family Medical today or book an appointment online.