Primary Care Q & A
What is primary care?
Primary care is a medical specialty that addresses all basic aspects of your health. One of the main services available with primary care is routine check-ups. Each check-up provides an opportunity for you to connect with your primary care provider regardless of your current level of health. They can keep you on track with the health services you need.
With physical exams and other primary care services, you can get to know more about your health and wellness. Your provider can track changes in your health and identify early signs of disease. When you get an early diagnosis for a disease, you have much higher chances of a favorable outcome with treatment.
Which primary care services are available?
Primary care at Yorktown Health includes several types of services, which can save you the trouble of multiple office visits at various locations. In the comfort of their familiar clinic, you can access:
Diagnostic tests, like ultrasound imaging, as well as a full-service in-house lab and phlebotomy services are available in the office for your convenience.
Vaccines are an important part of preventive care. At Yorktown Health, adults can receive a variety of vaccines, including flu, shingles, pneumonia, hepatitis, meningitis, and human papillomavirus (HPV).
The Yorktown Health team offers in-office screenings for diseases like osteoporosis and certain types of cancer. For osteoporosis screenings, the team uses the DEXA bone density test. For breast cancer, the team uses on-site digital mammography.
Chronic disease management
Chronic diseases, such as diabetes and thyroid conditions, require ongoing management with medications and in-office testing.
If you’re not feeling well and are having symptoms that indicate you have an acute health issue, the team can diagnose and treat you. In some cases, they may refer you to a trustworthy local specialist for further care.
Which conditions can a primary care practitioner address?
Primary care is a vast medical field addressing the health of numerous body systems. The primary care team at Yorktown Health can address many different diseases and health complications.
The team can treat or help you manage both acute and chronic conditions like:
- Urinary tract infections
- Cold and flu
- Sinus infections
- Ear infections
- Strep throat
- Thyroid issues
- High cholesterol
Acute illnesses usually require just one or two visits, during which your physician diagnoses you and recommends an appropriate treatment or prescribes medication.
Chronic diseases like diabetes require ongoing care with regular appointments for monitoring. Your provider gets to know you and provides these services efficiently and according to your personal preferences.
To schedule your next primary care visit at Yorktown Health, call the office directly or book online today.