If you’re generally healthy, you may only see your primary care physician once a year. During these visits, your doctor will check your:
Dr. Gadh might do further evaluations, as needed. But these common evaluations will help determine if anything is out of the ordinary.
Yes. While you may feel perfectly healthy and be in the best shape of your life, it's still important to get checked out regularly. The doctor can monitor your weight, to check for any fluctuations that may be a cause for concern and keep records of biomarkers in your blood. Getting annual lab work allows your medical team to check for inflammation, kidney function, nutrition deficiencies, high cholesterol, and overall well-being.
These routine visits help keep tabs on how your body is running and is essential for preventative medical care. For instance, having high cholesterol really doesn’t have any symptoms initially. But over time, if you don’t get it diagnosed and treated, your risk of heart attack and heart disease can increase.
Once you’ve developed a relationship with a primary care physician at Gadh Family Practice, you have direct access to a trusted doctor. That means if you do get sick, you have an office to call to get seen right away. This minimizes your need to make a costly trip to urgent care.
While you may think you can diagnose yourself or find a specialist, in the long run, this can often waste time and delay treatment for your symptoms. By visiting your primary care physician first, the doctor can check to see exactly what is going on and refer you to the right type of specialist from the beginning. You’ll actually save time in the long run and have all of your records sent to one trusted physician.
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