Pelican Family Medicine

Family Medicine

Family Medicine located in Wilmington, NC

Family Medicine services offered in Wilmington, NC

Pelican Family Medicine offers comprehensive, compassionate health care for the whole family. At their two offices in Wilmington, North Carolina, Samuel Armitage, MD, and the team provide a variety of services that focus on preventing disease and improving overall health and wellness. Whether you or your children need a routine physical or require diagnostic care during a sick visit, you can schedule a family medicine consultation with Pelican Family Medicine. Simply call the office or request an appointment online today.

Family Medicine Q&A

What family medicine services are available?

The skilled team at Pelican Family Medicine provides both diagnostic and treatment services that are customized for each family member. 

In addition to offering sick visits to address colds, flu, infections, and other acute illnesses, the team provides comprehensive health services for the whole family, including:

  • Gynecology exams
  • Men’s health exams
  • Weight loss programs
  • Pediatric wellness exams
  • Chronic disease management
  • Immunizations and travel medicine

The team also provides routine physicals, immigration physicals, and other physical exams needed for sports or employment medical clearance.

When should I schedule a sick visit?

When you or your child isn’t feeling well and aren’t getting better with home care, you can contact Pelican Family Medicine to schedule a diagnostic evaluation. You should also consider a sick visit if your symptoms are getting worse. 

Some of the most common symptoms that require a diagnosis include:

  • High fever
  • Skin rashes
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Persistent vomiting

You should also consult with the Pelican Family Medicine team if you or your child is injured, burned, or experiencing unexplained pain. 

During your visit, your provider takes the time to assess your symptoms and review your or your child’s medical history. The team offers on-site diagnostic testing to quickly confirm your diagnosis and get you started on the right treatment plan.

How often do I need a routine physical?

Routine physicals are medical exams that you should schedule once a year, even when you’re not sick. The purpose of a routine physical is to monitor your health from one year to the next. 

These annual visits also help your Pelican Family Medicine provider identify warning signs of diseases in the earliest stages, as many conditions don’t show symptoms until they worsen.

Both children and adults need comprehensive annual physicals, which the The Pelican Family Medicine team customizes to your specific needs. During a physical, your provider reviews your personal and family health history and physically examines your body, noting important information about your:

  • Heart rate
  • Skin health
  • Blood pressure
  • Body temperature
  • Height and weight

You can also receive necessary immunizations and on-site diagnostic blood work to identify or monitor chronic health conditions like diabetes and high cholesterol.

If you have existing health issues, your Pelican Family Medicine provider may recommend more frequent visits to evaluate any treatments you’re receiving.

If it’s been longer than a year since your last physical or if you’re looking for an experienced family medicine physician, schedule a consultation at Pelican Family Medicine. Call the office or request an appointment online today.