Since it’s so generalized, primary care is often ignored or thought of as unimportant. But evidence shows that primary care helps prevent illnesses and premature death, distributes health care services more equally, and improves overall health across large groups of people. At LoginClinics in Wake Forest, North Carolina, Jaclyn Qualter, NP, A-CTTP, and Justin Bordeaux, PA-C, provide diagnostics, treatments, and referrals to address a wide variety of conditions. Go online to take your first step toward good health today.
Primary Care Q & A
What is primary care?Primary care is your first contact for everyday health concerns. It covers a range of general health care services and is the initial doctor’s visit before you are referred to a specialist.
Why is primary care important?Regular primary care visits are important because they allow Jaclyn and Justin to become familiar with your medical history and concerns. By taking a holistic and long-term approach to your well-being, the staff at LoginClinics are able to discover ongoing issues like diabetes before they develop into life-threatening illnesses. Catching these symptoms early prevents the disease from negatively affecting the quality of your life and also helps cut down on the cost of visits to expensive specialists. Along with monitoring your health over time, Justin and Jaclyn help you set and achieve healthy lifestyle goals.
Who can provide primary care?There are several different types of primary care providers:
Family practitionersThese doctors provide medical care for the entire family, from infants to seniors.
PediatriciansThese doctors specialize in the care of infants, children, and teenagers.
InternistsAlso called general practitioners, these doctors care mainly for adults.
Obstetricians/gynecologistsThese physicians specialize in women’s health issues.
Nurse practitionersThese nurses provide general medical care to patients under the supervision of a doctor. They have earned master’s degrees and have advanced training in either general medicine or in a specialty like gynecology or cardiology. If you need to schedule your annual physical or have a specific condition you would like checked out, go online to book an appointment at LoginClinics.
What is included in primary care?Primary care at LoginClinics covers a range of treatments and preventive services like:
- Blood tests
- Screening for diseases
Are there primary care services specific to men?Yes, the clinic provides certain medical and screening services that men require like:
- Prostate-specific Antigen (PSA) tests
- Erectile dysfunction (ED) treatment
- Hair loss treatment
What health issues can I prevent with regular primary care?Some health conditions that regular primary care visits help prevent are:
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease and stroke
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Chronic lung diseases
With over 1 in 6 Americans suffering from a chronic illness, primary care is the first step to staying on top of your health. Go online to schedule an appointment with Justin or Jaclyn today.
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