Dominion HealthCare Services
In light of the on-going battle with healthcare costs, this family wellness center was created by family nurse practitioner to provide affordable care to those who need it most. Nestled in the heart of one of Columbia's oldest communities we are changing the narrative. We happily provide exceptional services to patients age 8 years and older.
Medical Marijuana is the unprocessed marijuana plant or its basic extract to treat symptoms of illness and other condition though not FDA approved for its medicinal use. Several scientific study of the chemical components it contains called cannabinoids has led to two FDA approved medications in a pill form.
Some studies have suggested that medical marijuana legalization might lead to decreased prescription of opioid use and overdose. Currently the 2 main cannabinoids THC and CBD have been known to have medicinal use. THC is used as an appetite stimulant, reduces nausea, pain, inflammation and improves muscle control problem. CBD does not make people high and has been found useful in reducing pain inflammation, seizure and mental illness. FDA approved CBD based liquid Epidiolex for childhood epilepsy and Draviet syndrome. Further research is being funded by NIH to explore THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids for medical treatment.
Do I qualify for use?Chronic debilitation disease
Severe muscle spasm
Suboxone (buprenorphine and naloxone) is used as a replacement for dangerous opioids, effectively reducing cravings and curbing withdrawal. Medication should only be used in accordance with comprehensive treatment program managed by clinicians who determines an appropriate Suboxone therapy to prevent patients from building up further opioid resistance.
What is Suboxone
It is a medication used to treat opioid addiction. It contains buprenorphine and naloxone. WHO estimates that 15 million people suffer from opioid dependence. Suboxone is a partial agonist and occupies the brain opioid receptors without producing drowsiness ('high') that heroin produces in people. Suboxone has another ingredient Naloxone which is an antagonist that makes it difficult to abuse. Unlike Methadone which can be dispensed from specialized addiction clinics, suboxone can be prescribed from a physician office. Suboxone can produce dependence in users so its important that all taking medication remain under professional medical supervision.
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What is Heroin?
Heroin is a highly addictive substances processed from morphine extracted form poppy seeds. It is an opioid like prescription drugs such as oxycodone, Hydrocodone, codeine. All these drugs are used for the relief of pain. Heroin is an illicit drug usually obtained from the street and has the potential to cause the drowsiness, slow heart rate, respiratory depression, and decreased mental function
Acute (Sick Visits)Upper Respiratory Infections Allergies and Sinus Asthma Flares Ear Infections Ear Irrigations Eye Infections Urinary Symptoms STI screenings Pregnancy Testing Minor cuts not requiring sutures Simple abscess drainage Rashes and Eczema Poison Ivy / Oak Minor Animal bites (cat bites) Minor abdominal complaints Wart removal Gout
Routine and Travel ImmunizationsTB Skin Test Lab Services
Back to school physicalsSports physical Adult annual / wellness exams DOT Physicals Smoking Cessation Weight loss consultation (tlsslim.com/dominionhealthcare or click on weight management tab on this website!
Insurances Accepted:Medicare, Medicaid, Most commercial insurance. What do I bring to my appointment? An unexpired government issued ID for patients age 18 years and older (No school or parent IDs) insurance information. Current medications or a current list including strength, frequency, and route. Shots records for any child or adult requiring vaccination.