Q & A with Tanya Minafee, MSN, FNP-C
The Laveen clinic is proud to present a discussion with Tanya Minafee, MSN, FNP-C one of our Medical Providers at 3552 W Baseline Road, Suite 140, Laveen AZ 85339.
Q: What makes your association with the Laveen clinic unique?
A: I have spent over 14 years as a Registered Nurse in various positions and departments at large and small hospitals treating patients first hand. I have been in emergency room situations where I have been with patients in critical conditions needing life support and immediate surgeries. I have worked in Home care settings where I was in the patient's familiar surroundings and helped them with regular treatments to help them heal to continue their daily activities. I bring vast breadth of experience to the clinic that helps me understand the patients needs better and devise a wellness plan that is not cookie cutter and keeps the unique patient's need in mind. I am long time resident of Laveen that gives me a rare perspective of the medical and health needs of patients in our community. My kids grew up here in Laveen and I love our community here.
Q: How are you equipped to treat ailments of the 21st century?
A: My approach to health starts from listening to the patient thoroughly and understanding the root cause of his/her issue before looking into tests that need to be run or discussions about medicine and other treatment options. I discuss the options and the planned next steps with the patients before proceeding, getting buy in from the patient is extremely important for success of any wellness plan. The days of dictating treatments to patients are gone, personal wellness if a dialog between healthcare providers and patients.
Q: Accessibility to primary care is an issue, appointments are generally not available for days, and how do you plan to address that in Laveen?
A: The Phoenix Family Medical Clinic in Laveen accepts same day appointments and also Walk-Ins. We will accommodate urgent needs of the patients with immediate attention given to all critical patients. We understand that patients need to see their provider when they are sick and not after 5 days by which time things can get worse. We all lead busy lives and not being able to perform tasks is not an option for most of us. Our philosophy is to be there for the patients when they need us.
Q: Do you offer Preventive Examinations at the clinic?
A: Yes, we offer and encourage Women taking advantage of our Well Women Exams including Paps, breast and pelvic exams that are included in most insurance plans as part of their preventive care. We can let you know if your particular plan has these offered or not. Yearly physicals for men and children are also offered. The age specific Well Child Exams are offered at our clinic that help see issues before they manifest.
Q: Will you offer Blood test and Draw services at the clinic?
A: Yes, we will have phlebotomists staff at the clinic to conveniently perform blood draw and other services to the patients. This helps you save time and is convenient for us to access your lab results efficiently. We will also offer EKG, pulmonary testing, minor procedures like cyst and wart removal, toenail removal, wound care and breathing treatments to name a few services at the clinic.
Q: Tell us more about the services you are planning to offer in the near future?
A: We are excited to let the community know that we will be offering Ultrasound services pretty soon at the Laveen clinic. We are also working on bringing an effective Allergy testing and treatment program.