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Family Medicine Specialist

South Naperville Family Practice, Ltd.

Family Medicine Physicians & Aesthetic Specialists located in Aurora, IL

The family that lives together gets sick together, so it’s best to know a family medicine practice that helps you prevent illnesses, and supports your family’s overall well being. Richard Steslow, DO of South Naperville Family Practice and staff provide regular physicals, treat chronic conditions, and education on best health practices. Families in Aurora, Illinois can call to make an appointment or use the online booking agent.

Family Medicine Q & A

Why should I have a regular family medicine provider?

A family medicine provider offers comprehensive primary health care across all genders, diseases, ages, and body systems. Dr. Steslow helps you prevent disease by educating you about the preventable causes of illness and poor health. He wants to help you ward off disease through:

  • Healthy eating habits
  • Regular exercise
  • Stress reduction
  • Engagement in spirituality
  • Good sleep habits

As a doctor of osteopathic medicine, Dr. Steslow follows a whole-person approach when it comes to health maintenance and disease treatment. He doesn’t believe in simply prescribing a pill to treat illness, he wants to teach you to control your lifestyle habits so you can promote your own health.

Dr. Steslow wants you to become your own health advocate and take ownership of your choices. You should be truly healthy in mind and body, not just free of symptoms.

What are the benefits of a regular physical exam?

Dr. Steslow provides annual physical exams for all members of your family. Annual physicals give a baseline of your health and measure important markers, including blood pressure and cholesterol, which can signal changes in your health. For men, physicals include prostate checks and for women, they may include Pap smears to check for cervical cancer.

A physical exam can identify underlying health problems, and offers a chance for you to discuss any symptoms or questions you might have. Dr. Steslow may order blood tests and update any required immunizations. If your health seems on track and no complications imminent, you’ll be cleared until your next visit.

Yearly exams also help you develop a relationship with Dr. Steslow. This allows him to address any changes in your health before they become serious conditions.

What types of chronic conditions can be managed within a family medicine practice?

At South Naperville Family Practice, Dr. Steslow monitors the health of people with chronic conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and asthma. Staying on top of these conditions and preventing complications minimizes their impact on your overall quality of life, stamina, and daily activity.