Why Primary Care Physicians Are Important
Manage Your Overall Health With Regular Medical Care
Kelsey-Seybold Clinic cares about our patients' overall health, including maintaining optimal health and resolving or managing various conditions in Greater Houston, TX. A primary care physician is an essential healthcare provider everyone needs throughout their life.
Regular checkups let us monitor your vitals and other important factors to gauge your general wellness and identify possible issues you already have or are at risk of developing in the future. Conditions like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, allergies, and diabetes require periodic exams and tests to ensure your health and minimize their effect on your livelihood and daily life.
Our doctors, nurses, and staff consider your health and happiness our top priority.
Why Is a Primary Care Physician So Important?
Primary care may sound like a general or ambiguous term for medical care, but a primary care provider does more than occasional questions, exams, and tests. While primary care does mean general medical care, the list of services is comprehensive as these doctors and nurses are your first line of defense against health issues and sudden illnesses or injuries.
In fact, primary care doctors at Kelsey-Seybold typically come from internal medicine or family medicine and offer care depending on your unique medical needs. These medical professionals specialize in diagnosing, treating, and preventing a broad range of health conditions.
Another essential reason to have a primary care physician is to ensure you have healthcare consistency and efficiency on many levels.
Familiarity With Your Medical Condition & History
While medical specialists may know who you are, a primary care physician understands the intricacies of your health and wellness. You and your family get a more intimate partnership with primary care providers based on your unique medical history and present condition.
Kelsey-Seybold's physicians' knowledge and familiarity with each patient's background and health details help us personalize their care and save time on treatment we previously spent explaining our medical history, caveats, and details about patients.
A primary care physician's goal is to deliver the right care for each patient instead of sticking them with a one-size-fits-all approach. By tailoring medical care, we can provide easier healthcare and a meaningful relationship with you.
Condition Prevention & Management
One essential responsibility of primary care is screening patients for all significant health-related conditions. Our physicians can help you manage a chronic condition and improve your quality of life if you already have one.
At Kelsey-Seybold's clinics, we screen for a wide array of conditions, such as obesity, diabetes, and high blood pressure or hypertension. We also check your immunization records to stay current on regular immunization refills. People without primary care providers may have more difficulty getting these refills and protecting themselves against viruses and other community threats.
Some examples of conditions we check for, treat, and prevent include the following:
- Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
- High Cholesterol
- Vitamin D Deficiency
- Developmental Delays
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Earaches and Infections
- Upper Respiratory Infections
- Sexually Transmitted Illnesses
- Tobacco Use
- Vitamin B12 Deficiency
Professional Care for Urgent Issues
Kelsey-Seybold offers urgent care for patients with sudden, non-emergency illnesses or injuries that cannot wait days for medical care. However, our primary care physicians can also treat your condition.
If you have a severe condition, it is an emergency that warrants calling 911 or visiting an emergency room immediately. These conditions are typically life-threatening, such as +heart attacks, severe allergic reactions, and strokes. If your non-emergency condition cannot wait until tomorrow, you should visit an urgent care provider. Some examples of these issues include earaches, coughs, colds, rashes, and minor cuts or burns.
A primary care physician is your first stop. We can examine your condition and treat it at our clinics as soon as possible, whether you schedule an appointment or walk into one of our locations.
A Team of Compassionate Specialists Caring for You
A primary care provider is part of a compassionate team of medical experts working together to meet your precise needs. A healthcare team commonly includes physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, patient care associates, and patient access staff.
Using a team approach, Kelsey-Seybold's multiple locations provide well-rounded healthcare with unique perspectives contributing to patient care. You can research primary care providers and choose one that's right for you. Primary care offers continuity of care and familiarity, ensuring you always get the care that's best for you.
Visit Kelsey-Seybold in Greater Houston, TX
Kelsey-Seybold proudly serves Greater Houston, TX patients of all ages with exceptional primary care. We welcome new patients and get to know your unique medical history and current physical condition to provide the best treatment options and advise you on living a healthy life.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment at one of our clinics, or you can visit the clinic closest to you to receive caring professional medical attention.