Many medical complaints can be handled effectively on an outpatient basis. Performing a complete history and physical exam often allows us to initiate a treatment plan. For situations that require some diagnostic work, we can collect the necessary specimens and send them to our reference laboratory for testing. For more in-depth medical or surgical cases, we may recommend referral to a local hospital or a specialist. Once our new clinic is open, we will be able to take care of many of these patients ourselves.