Primary care is a branch of medicine that diagnoses and treats most acute and chronic health problems. In addition, it provides preventive care like immunizations, screenings, and educational guidance on nutrition and exercise.
By regularly participating in primary care, it’s possible to detect and treat potentially serious issues like diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. That means you can live a longer, healthier life while remaining physically active.
At Temecula Medical Group, the team offers various primary care services, including:
A physical exam is a preventive measure that assesses your well-being. During a physical, your provider observes your eyes, ears, nose, and throat, palpates your organs, tests your reflexes, and asks about any unusual symptoms you’re experiencing. If necessary, they can also update your immunizations or refill a prescription.
In addition to routine physicals, the team offers sports physicals for high school athletes, club teams, and semi-pro athletes.
Diagnostic imaging techniques like X-rays, MRIs, or CT scans provide detailed images of your bones and joints or soft tissues. At Temecula Medical Group, the team uses diagnostic imaging to detect health problems invisible to the naked eye.
Laboratory tests analyze samples of bodily fluids like blood, urine, or saliva. They’re used to assess the levels of hormones and vitamins in your body and to detect imbalances or the buildup of cholesterol.
Immunizations, or vaccinations, teach your immune system to identify and attack potentially harmful invaders like viruses or bacteria. The type of immunizations that will most benefit you depends on your age and health history. Some of the most common immunizations include measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR), the seasonal flu shot, and the inactivated polio vaccine.
Urgent care treats non-life-threatening medical issues that require prompt attention. If you or a loved one experiences an acute illness or injury, urgent care can diagnose and treat it, no matter the time of the day.
The team at Temecula Medical Group recommends participating in a primary care visit at least once a year. Many potentially serious health problems don’t always present symptoms. Regular visits with your primary care provider can alert you early on when they respond best to treatment.
Don’t wait to make a primary care appointment at Temecula Medical Group. Call the office to speak with a caring team member or click the online booking tool today.