Primary Care in Gilbert AZ
Men of all ages need a proven proactive approach to their health care which is focused on health optimization, prevention, and vitality. Men need a comprehensive approach to healthcare that includes addressing age-related issues, preventative care, wellness, weight management, hormone support, and treatment for erectile dysfunction and low testosterone.
Our Primary Care Services Include:
- Comprehensive testing of your all your hormones: Testosterone, Thyroid, DHEA, and Estrogens
- Hormone Optimization: Testosterone, DHEA, Thyroid, IGF-1 (Growth Hormone Evaluation).
- In-Office and Telemedicine E.D Consultations and Treatment.
- General blood work
- Food allergy testing
- Physical exams
- Lung and heart exams
- Prostate PSA screening and exams
- Screening for acute and chronic illness- colds, the flu and allergies
- STD(I) screening and treatment
- HIV screening, testing, and management
- Nutrition and Nutritional IV therapy
- Pharmaceutical prescriptions
We want you to feel good, today, tomorrow, and for the rest of your life!
What is primary care?
Primary care is simply the main source for a patient’s regular medical care, being the one constant between other health care services. All family physicians, and many pediatricians and internists, practice primary care.
What is the goal of primary care?
The goal of primary care is to provide the patient with a broad spectrum of preventive and curative care and to coordinate all the care the patient receives. Primary care practices often provide a medical home for an entire family. There is a greater focus on preventive care and staying well.
What is a primary care physician?
A primary physician, such as Dr. Salter, is a specialist in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, or Pediatrics. In the past, primary care physicians were known as family doctors or general practitioners (GPs). Your primary care physician is the point of the first contact and takes continuing responsibility for providing your comprehensive care. This care may be preventive, acute, or chronic, and is usually provided to a defined population of continuing patients. The primary care physician serves as the entry point for substantially all of your medical and health care needs. This is not limited, as are specialists, by the problem origin, organ system, or diagnosis. The primary care physician acts as the patient’s advocate and coordinates the use of the entire health care system to benefit the patient. If your problem is more complex or beyond the scope of your primary care physician’s areas of expertise, he or she will refer you to an appropriate specialist.
Why is it important to have a primary care physician?
Having a primary care physician is important for your long-term health. This is the person who knows your medical history. With this information, your primary care physician can see when things change, such as blood pressure or blood sugar levels. He or she can offer preventive options to help you stay healthy, rather than simply respond when you are not (although they will be there for that, as well).
Most health insurance plans require patients to have a primary care physician, both for the myriad preventive services, but also to act as a gatekeeper to other services/providers included in the health plan. Because your primary care physician knows your health over the long term, who better to do that?
What are the advantages of having a primary care physician?
Research shows that patients with a primary care physician have better health outcomes, including fewer deaths from cancer, heart disease, or stroke. The use of primary care physicians is also associated with longer life expectancies. Here are four advantages to seeing a physician such as Dr. Bond, rather than waiting until you need to see a specialist:
- Continuity of care — Over time a primary care physician develops a comprehensive snapshot of your health. This gives them the ability to spot changes earlier than a doctor who wasn’t familiar with your health history. The primary care physician provides comprehensive care, and they manage and collaborate with other healthcare professionals when they need for specialty care arises.
- Medication management — Over one-third of Americans take at least one prescription drug and those who do average four. That can get confusing when different specialists have prescribed different drugs that may have side effects when the drugs interact. Your primary care physician can keep track of all medications you’re taking, noting changes in dosages or frequency that could trigger side effects.
- Prevention — The more a doctor is aware of your overall health, the more likely they will be able to identify health problems before they happen. If your past health history seems to point to a higher risk of certain diseases, such as heart disease or diabetes, your primary care physician can recommend tests to keep tabs on that risk. This lowers the chances the disease or problem will become a reality.
- Behavioral health — Primary care physicians are also tasked with monitoring the patient’s behavioral health. This means screening patients for depression or feelings of anxiety during their visits. This is a far more comfortable situation than an unknown doctor trying to ascertain how you feel mentally. Your primary physician has a history with you, and he or she can spot signs of problems.
What should I expect from a visit to my primary care physician?
Your primary care physician is a generalist and can address most of your day-to-day health care needs. If a health problem is beyond their scope, they will refer you to the appropriate specialist, such as a cardiologist.
Otherwise, you’ll see your primary care doctor for your yearly physical exam. During that appointment, there will be a give and take of information about your health over the past year, things you’re doing for exercise, and other information. This is when you could be given advice on preventative ways to avoid illness or certain conditions that you could be at risk of developing.
You’ll also see your primary care physician for non-emergency problems that arise, such as the flu. Or, if you tweak your back your primary care doctor would be the first stop to suggest treatment to ease the pain and settle things down.
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Contact Infinity Health & Wellness to learn more about our primary care services by giving us a call at (480)-427-4305. We serve Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, Temple, Scottsdale and the greater Phoenix area