Have you been thinking about primary care and what it entails? You may be new to adulting and need to find a primary care provider, or you may be looking for more information on making the most of your health care experience.
The first thing to know is that primary care's critical roles are the prevention and early diagnosis of medical conditions. Your primary care provider coordinates your care, manages your overall health, and refers you to specialists when needed.
Here, he explains what to expect from our primary care service and how to make the most of it.
At Dragon Healthcare Services & Med Spa, our primary care covers a wide range of services, including the following.
We will conduct regular physical exams and wellness checks to monitor your health. These visits typically include assessing your vital signs, discussing your health history, and addressing your concerns.
We perform various screenings to help detect potential health issues, such as blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, and cancer, early on, screenings.
We keep track of your immunization schedule and provide necessary vaccinations to protect you from diseases like the flu, hepatitis, and measles.
If you're living with a chronic condition, such as diabetes or hypertension, we help manage your condition and develop a personalized care plan that may include lifestyle modifications, regular monitoring, and coordinating with our specialists as needed.
If you exhibit troubling symptoms, we order and interpret various diagnostic tests, such as blood tests, X-rays, and ultrasounds, to help identify underlying health issues and develop appropriate treatment plans.
We also diagnose and treat common acute illnesses like colds, the flu, sinus infections, and bronchitis. We prescribe medications and guide you in managing your symptoms at home.
We care for older adults and address their unique health needs and concerns, including coordination with specialists, managing multiple medications, and guiding you in maintaining your health and independence.
Before your appointment, note any questions or concerns you want to discuss with our experts. If you are on any medication, include a list of them and any details of your medical history.
Please don't be shy about discussing any symptoms or concerns with us. The more information we have, the better we can help you. If at any point you don't understand something we explain, don't hesitate to ask us for clarification.
After every appointment, it's crucial to follow our advice and recommendations and schedule any necessary follow-up appointments or tests.
Understanding what primary care entails can be overwhelming, but now that you know what to expect, you'll be better prepared to make the most of your healthcare experience.
Remember, we are here to support your overall health and well-being. Book an appointment with us online today or call 385-685-5114 for exceptional care from a dedicated team of professionals.