AVAILABLE SERVICES

Cottonwood Creek Clinic offers a wide range of available medical services. Our dedicated teamcan educate you on our process and the health benefits of the procedures.
We strive to be the first and best choice for your healthcare and hope you will allow us to provide your Primary Care and/or Medical Aesthetic Services.

PRIMARY CARE SERVICES

Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine is a broad Medical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disease processes and health issues affecting the internal organs of adult patients. Physicians that specialize in Internal medicine are commonly called Internist.

Our Internists provide care in a continuing ambulatory basis. They tend to the general medical needs of their patients in the office, including disease prevention, early detection of disease, screening, patient education and followup care from hospitalization.

We are ideal for patients with more complex medical histories or patients who have higher risk factors for certain diseases.

For example, if you know that heart disease or diabetes run in your family, you want an internal medicine practitioner who can help you prevent developing these illnesses. By the same token, if you have an uncommon medical issue, like fibromyalgia, an internal medicine doctor can also help you manage the chronic symptoms of the disorder.

Electrocardiogram (EKG)

Your health and well-being are our top priorities. It is important that we provide our patients with convenient access to quality care by ensuring that they are getting all the necessary services, such as
an EKG, exactly when needed.

An electrocardiogram – also called ECG or EKG – records the electrical signals in the heart. It’s a common and painless test used to quickly detect heart problems and monitor the heart’s health.

An electrocardiogram is often done in a health care provider’s office, a clinic or a hospital room. ECG machines are standard equipment in operating rooms and ambulances. Some personal devices, such as smartwatches, offer ECG monitoring. Come in and see where your heart health is at.

Labs

A laboratory (lab) test is a procedure in which a health care provider takes a sample of your blood, urine, other bodily fluid, or body tissue to get information about your health. Some lab tests are used to help diagnose, screen, or monitor a specific disease or condition.

We offer on sight access to a Quest Diagontics phlebotomist that provides variety of blood tests, including:

• Routine checkup tests to look for changes in patients’ health

• Tests that help providers diagnose medical conditions and plan treatment

• Tests that are used to continually monitor diseases and evaluate treatments

This also enables our physician to diagnose, prescribe treatment, and monitor your healthcare progress when time is of the essence

X-Rays

An X-ray is an imaging study that uses safe amounts of electromagnetic radiation to generate images of tissues and structures inside the body. These Lmages are a very
effective way to help providers diagnose and treat a range of conditions.

Providers mainly use X-rays to evaluate broken bones, dislocated joints and other bone injuries. Sometimes, Xrays are also used to detect problems affecting soft
tissue, such as internal organs.

Although X-rays are usually carried out in hospital X-ray departments by trained specialists called radiographers, they can also be done by other healthcare professionals in offices such as Cottonwood Creek Clinic.

We believe your time is just as i1mportant as your health and quality health care should he available and easily access-able to all people.

DOT Physicals

As a commercial driver in Alaska, the Department of Transportation (DOT) requires commercial motor vehicle (CMV) operators to have the DOT physical exam to maintain their driver certification. The DOT deems professional drivers who operate commercial vehicles of 5 tons or more as”safety-sensative” because they can affect both their safety and the public’s saftey.

DOT physical exams are used to determine your overall physical health and ability to safely operate a vehicle. These determinations ensure that you’re mediacally qualified to handle the intense schedule, physical demands, and emotional stress of operating commercial vehicles, under all types of conditions.

Your livelihood is important. This exam makes sure you’re able to meet the physical requirements of your job. This includes being able to tolerate the health risks posed by sitting for long periods of time.

Registered with the National Registry, we provide DOT physical exams to ensure that as a commercial driver, you are in satisfactory health and able to work safely.

MEDICAL AESTHETIC SERVICES

Microdermabrasion

Aging, drinking, smoking, sun exposure, and genetics can cause facial lines ans skin damage. If you want to minimize the surface wrinkles, sun damage, and blemishes on your face, and are looking for a less invasive option than a facelift, then microdermabrasion may be right for you.

Dermabrasion, also known as dermaplaning or dermablading, is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure intended tp improve the smoothness of the most superficial layers of the skin.

During the procedure, a professional will numb your skin with anesthesia before removing the outer layers of skin, which triggers the growth of new youthful looking skin. Microdermabrasion improves collagen levels as well. Collagen acts as a scaffold for the skin, helping to hold it up and improve the flexibility of the skin. With voluminous, radiant skin, you can feel more confident putting your best face forward.

Botox

The development of wrinkles on our face is due to many factors. Too much sun, muscle movements and normal aging all play a part in the development of wrinkles.

Botox injections use a toxin called onobotulinumtoxinA. It is a minimally invasive, nonsurgical treatment that minimizes wrinkles. Taking only minutes to administer, Botox blocks the nerve impulses that causes muscles to contract and make the wrinkles relax and soften. This treatment is very effective in smoothing out frown lines, crow’s feet and other unwanted wrinkles, such as lip lines, nose, and eyebrow furrows.

As the most common cosmetic procedure in the United States, Botox has been used by millions of people to improve their appearance in a way that is noticeable, yet subtle. Although the effect is temporary, lasting anywhere from three to six months, when used consistantly, it has the added benefit of reducing the development of future wrinkles by not allowing the repeating muscle movements that contribute to wrinkles over time.

Other products now include abobotulinumtoxinA (Dysport), rimabotulinumtoxinB (Myobloc), and incobotulinumtoxinA (xeomin). Each is a little different, particularly when it comes to dosage units, so they aren’t interchangeable. 

Dermal fillers

As we age, the; fat, muscle, bone, and skin in our face, begin to thin. This often leads to a sunken or sagging appearance. The facial muscles are then working closer to the skin surface, so facial lines and crow’s feet become more apparent. The facial skin also stretches a bit, adding to this loss of facial volume. Other factors that affect the facial skin include sun exposure, genetics, and lifestyle.

Dermal fillers have gained popularity for their ability to quickly and easily restore this lost volume without downtime.

Dermal fillers, also called facial fillers, are gel-like substances that are injected under the skin to restore lost volume, improve static lines and wrinkles (those visible when the face is at rest), and lift sagging tissues. In addition to rejuvenating the skin, dermal fillers are commonly used to accentuate certain facial features, like the cheekbones and jawline; augment the buttocks and lips; rejuvenate the hands; and correct a cosmetic nasal deformity (a treatment known as non-surgical rhinoplasty). 

Radiofrequency Microneedling

Like traditional microneedling, Radiofrequency microneedling uses a device that contains hundreds of very short, very thin needles to create microscopic injuries in the skin, which stimulates cell regeneration. Radiofrequency microneedling, however, also uses radiofrequency technology, which heats the skin and helps tighten it. “The heat from the device actually remodels collagen and the depth of the needles create a controlled injury to promote elastin cells to regenerate, smoothen, and tighten the elastin fibers of the skin,” explains Bradley.

When doing a procedure like Radiofrequency microneedling, the most important thing is picking a certified aesthetician you trust who can do it in a clean, sterile environment. There are also several things you definitely shouldn’t do beforehand, including getting Botox or injectables two weeks before the treatment, or taking an NSAIDs like Advil one week beforehand.

How long does the treatment take? Depending on the surface area of the spot you’re getting done, the treatment can take anywhere between 15 minutes to an hour. I got my whole face done, and it took about 45 minutes, not including the time it took to numb my face.

Intense Pulsed Light Therapy

Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy, also called photofacial, or flashlamp therapy, is a non-invasive and non-ablative cosmetic dermatology treatment that uses high-intensity pulses of visible light to improve a variety of skin conditions including vascular lesions such as broken facial veins or spider angiomas, rosacea, freckles, and sun spots.

IPL systems are similar to lasers in that light energy is absorbed by particular target cells in the skin. The light energy is converted to heat energy, which damages the specific target cells, such as blood vessels or melanin, to remove unwanted veins or brown spots with minimal downtime, as the top layers of the skin are unaffected while the lower layers of skin are targeted.

The difference between IPL and lasers is that rather than employing a specific wavelength as lasers do, IPL systems deliver many wavelengths in each pulse. The treatment can also be used for hair removal. photo rejuvenation, and to alleviate dermatologic conditions like acne. It is a popular treatment because it’s effective, affordable, and non-invasive.

Intense pulsed light provides excellent results as an individual procedure, but can be even more impressive when combined with other treatments such as chemical peels, microneedling, BOTOX, fillers, or other laser/light therapies.