Our office is an Internal Medicine Medical Office located in Ahwatukee, Phoenix. We provide Primary Health Care and Other services. We care for our patients for their entire adult life, from teen years through old age. Our internists specialize in diagnosing severe chronic illnesses as well medical management of illnesses like Diabetes, Hypertension, High Cholesterol and others and interacting medical conditions.
A Primary Care Doctor is a doctor who acts as a first point of consultation for all patients and also provides continuity of care. Primary care is also described as the medical care received on first contact with the medical system before being referred elsewhere if needed.
Primary care is that care provided by physicians specifically trained for and skilled in comprehensive first contact and continuing care for persons with any undiagnosed sign, symptom, or health concern (the “undifferentiated” patient) not limited by problem origin (biological, behavioral, or social), organ system, or diagnosis.
An Internal Medicine doctor can be a Primary Care Doctor as well as a Specialist who can diagnose and manage chronic diseases like Diabetes, Hypertension, COPD, Asthma, Thyroid Diseases and Arthritis among others.
Primary care physicians are doctors you would come into contact with who will help diagnose and mange your medical conditions. They are able to diagnose your illness based on your signs and symptoms you present as well as from results of the tests that re performed.
Primary care physicians devote the majority of their practice to providing primary care services to a defined population of patients. The style of primary care practice is such that the personal primary care physician serves as the entry point for substantially all of the patient’s medical and health care needs – not limited by problem origin, organ system, or diagnosis. Primary care physicians are advocates for the patient in coordinating the use of the entire health care system to benefit the patient
Some of the disease and illness diagnosed and managed by primary care doctors are:
Antibiotic Resistance: Antibiotic resistance is a worldwide public health problem that continues to grow. It occurs when strains of bacteria in the human body become resistant to antibiotics due to improper use and abuse of antibiotics.
COPD: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a disease of the airways and lungs that usually occurs in cigarette smokers. People with COPD get short of breath. Damage to the lungs and symptoms slowly worsen over time.
Depression: Depression strikes one in four women and one in eight men sometime during their lifetimes. Yet two out of three of them don’t get treatment.
Diabetes: Each year nearly 800,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with diabetes. But millions more still have no idea they have it. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.
Fatigue: Chronic fatigue syndrome is a condition that can be debilitating and last for months or years. It is an illness that produces extreme tiredness over a prolonged period of time.
Headaches: Forty-five million Americans suffer from chronic headaches and seven in 10 people have at least one headache a year. While the majority of headaches last for only a few hours, some can persist for weeks.
Hypothyroidism: Hypothyroidism, also known as “underactive thyroid disease,” is a common adult condition of the thyroid, a gland that regulates the body’s energy.
Obesity: Nearly 100 million adults in America have a problem that puts them at increased risk of chronic disease: They are overweight or obese.
Osteoporosis: Osteoporosis, also called the “silent disease,” is a common bone disease in which bones become thinner and more porous. Osteoporosis affects both men and women and occurs when the body fails to form new bone.
Sleep Apnea: Sleep apnea occurs when breathing stops during sleep for at least 10 seconds at least five times an hour. Mild sleep apnea causes few symptoms, but the condition may lead to low oxygen levels, which can be life threatening