In school, you likely had a home room that served as the anchor for all your other classes. It’s where you started every day, established a routine, and learned important information you needed to navigate your education.
Primary care is like the home room of the medical world. It’s the place where the doctor knows you personally, establishes a baseline of your health, and helps you navigate specialty services if you need them.
When you’re sick or injured, you have many health care options. You may be tempted to go straight to a specialist, but studies show that the best place to start is with a primary care team. Whether you have an acute problem, a chronic condition, or are just trying to stay healthy and avoid future problems, primary care physicians offer the most comprehensive care.
Primary care physicians are generalists who are trained to diagnose, treat, and manage a wide range of health concerns, including physical, mental health, addiction, and behavioral issues. At Alpha Care Medical, our multidisciplinary, experienced primary care providers are expertly trained in traditional and alternative therapies to treat and prevent injuries and illnesses.
Here are some of the benefits of making us your primary care team.
When you start your medical journey in a hospital or with a specialist, you take on a lot of responsibility. You have to be your own health care coordinator, which means tracking down insurance authorizations, medical histories, referrals, and past test results.
But when you’re part of the Alpha Care Medical family, we take care of that for you. We are your health care advocates. We keep detailed records of your entire health status over time, so we have valuable comparative data that can make diagnosis and treatment more accurate and effective.
If you need to see a specialist, we work with them and share pertinent information, serving as the central hub of services and ensuring your continuity of care.
Preventing disease and injury is infinitely better than treating it, which is why we focus on preventive care. The more we know about you and your health history, the better able we are to identify potential problems before they happen.
Based on your risk factors for certain conditions, we can screen you regularly for diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and other diseases. Early detection is essential to effective treatment.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 48% of Americans take at least one prescription drug, 24% take three or more, and 12% have five or more prescriptions in their medicine cabinets. Over all, that’s almost 3 billion medications in use during any given year.
Given the potential for dangerous drug interactions, it’s critical to have a professional to oversee your medications. Our primary care team keeps track of your therapies, monitors side effects, and works with other prescribing doctors to ensure your medications help rather than harm you.
Convenient and efficient
When you come to Alpha Care Medical, we address all of your health care needs in one appointment. We can perform a general physical, screen you for potential diseases, administer immunizations, answer your questions, and prescribe medication or other treatments.
Studies show that those who team up with a primary care physician actually live longer than those who don’t. At Alpha Care Medical, we focus on you as a whole patient, not as a set of symptoms.
We use a functional medicine approach that considers how all of your body’s systems work together, and how a problem in one area may affect another, which means your health care is more thorough and nothing gets missed.
If you want to take advantage of top quality primary care, book an appointment over the phone with Alpha Care Medical today.