general medicine services  University Place, WA
Here at University Place Medical Clinic, we are proud to offer a full spectrum of services to our patients to treat a variety of conditions. Our highly trained professionals have years of experience in diagnosing and treating these conditions, and we are happy to help find a solution to best suit your individual needs.

We strive to create individualized treatment plans for each of our patients as each person has a unique history and unique needs. Some of our services include:

Family and Internal Medicine

Here at University Place Medical Clinic we are proud to offer family medicine and are devoted to providing excellent comprehensive care to patients of all ages. We know how frustrating and time consuming it can be to run back and forth between different offices for your medical needs, so we are happy to be your one-stop-shop for the whole family.

Whether you are dealing with an illness, need vaccinations, or are due for a wellness examination, we are here to help you experience quality healthcare every time you visit us. Our highly trained physicians will work with you to make sure you are comfortable with each step of your examination and treatment, and are more than happy to answer your questions.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact us today at (253) 564-4157.

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Women's Health

At University Place Medical Clinic, we provide comprehensive women’s health services while making you feel at ease and comfortable with your body and any health concerns you may have.

What is women’s health?
Women’s health treats conditions that mainly affect women. These conditions could be related to the female sex hormones, female reproductive organs, and conditions that primarily affect women.

Some of the conditions we cover as part of women’s health include:

  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Pelvic pain
  • Vaginal atrophy
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Pelvic organ prolapses (POP)
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PIDS)
  • Menstrual symptom management
  • Menopause symptom management

What is a well-woman exam?
A well-woman exam is an annual examination that ensures you are healthy with a particular focus on your sexual and reproductive health. It is also an opportunity to discuss any concerns or questions you have such as contraceptives, testing for STDs and STIs, or symptoms that may indicate a hormonal imbalance or a greater women’s health condition.

During your well-woman exam, we may also do preventive screenings for cervical cancer, endometrial cancer, breast cancer, and colorectal cancer to ensure optimal health and wellbeing. We will check for any underlying causes of your symptoms or concerns and prescribe effective treatment options that fit your lifestyle and needs.

For more information on our women’s health services, please contact our office today at (253) 564-4157.

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Annual and Sports Physical

At University Place Medical Clinic, if you need a physical for any reason, we are here for you with our comprehensive exams for women, men, and children.

What are physicals?
Physicals are medical health assessments that you may need for a variety of reasons such as travel, work, school, or sports. They are important as they allow us to monitor your condition and wellbeing, but also identify any potential issues that may affect your health. Early detection allows us to begin treatment before the condition becomes more severe, giving a higher success rate of treatment.

You may need a physical before you go abroad or for work. Your child may need a physical for school, camp, or to participate in sports.

For the most part, everyone undergoes the same physical exam. However, there are differences when it comes to reproductive health. During your physical, we may conduct additional tests or exams particular to your reproductive organs such as a pelvic or prostate exam.

What happens during a physical?
The exact procedure will depend on what type of physical you are having. During the exam, we will review your medical and family history for any potential risk of health complications. If there are any concerns, additional health screenings may be required.

This is a great time to let us know of any concerns or questions you may have regarding your health.

A physical examination typically begins with the measurement of vital signs and responses before undergoing a more comprehensive examination of your condition and health.

For more information on physicals and what type we offer, contact the office today at (253) 564-4157.

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Motor Vehicle Accidents

You’ve exchanged information with other drivers. You’ve seen the physician. You’ve filled out the forms and spoken to the insurance adjuster and made a plan to fix or replace your vehicle. You’ve attended to everyone else in the family. So why do you still feel so crummy?

Car accidents are shocking. Even if you can compartmentalize the trauma while you’re taking care of business, the physical and emotional scars often stay with you for a long time afterward. You may not begin to notice symptoms, in fact, until several days or even weeks after an injury. If that happens, even if it has been a while since your accident, it’s critical you see a treatment specialist.

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Joint Injection

At University Place Medical Clinic, we strive to help our patients live healthy, active, pain-free lives. If you are experiencing joint pain due to conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, tendonitis, gout, or bursitis, therapeutic joint injections can help! These minimally invasive injections deliver corticosteroids to the affected joint(s), which can dramatically reduce inflammation that leads to pain and immobility.

We administer these injections under local anesthesia to improve your comfort, and most patients report only mild, brief discomfort, which wears off within a few hours. Generally, the corticosteroid begins to take effect within 1-2 days, reaching its maximum effectiveness after about 5-7 days. Pain relief from therapeutic joint injections lasts several weeks to months depending on the individual.

If you are experiencing joint pain and would like to explore your options with therapeutic joint injections, please call us at (253) 564-4157.

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