Receiving medical care from your primary care physician means much more than just an annual physical exam and maybe an occasional prescription. Primary care centers provide comprehensive healthcare to keep you healthy throughout your life.
Let’s talk about some of the key things you can expect from a primary care center, and where you can go in northern New Jersey for an outstanding primary care provider.
Accurate Assessment and Treatment by a Primary Care Physician
If you’re sick or injured, or if you have a chronic health condition (such as diabetes or high blood pressure) which must be kept under control with the help of a healthcare provider, then you need someone you can trust. You will need to have a thorough medical assessment of your health condition, lab work, an accurate diagnosis, and treatment that works for you. You can expect all of these needs to be fulfilled by your primary care physician.
A primary care physician has the skills and training to help you stay as healthy as possible. A primary doctor also coordinates your care with specialists, such as allergists and cardiologists.
Plus, your primary care center will maintain all of your health records and information. This includes your medical history, diagnoses, medications prescribed, specialists you have seen and/or continue to see, supplements taken, vaccines, injuries, etc. Your primary care team will share your medical records as needed to other healthcare providers as per your authorization.
When Would I Go to a Primary Care Center?
Your primary care center is where you will go first to receive treatment for non–life-threatening health issues, such as:
- Infections (ear infection, pink eye, sore throat, STDs, etc.)
- Colds, the flu (influenza), allergies, and other respiratory illnesses
- Gastrointestinal issues (stomachache, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain, vomiting)
- Minor superficial burns
- Sprains and strains
- Men’s health and women’s health issues
- Joint pain
- Muscle pain
- Vertigo or dizziness
- Changes in hearing or vision
Preventive Care from a Primary Doctor
To help keep you healthy, your primary care center delivers preventive care, including:
- Annual physicals
- Routine blood work (to check blood glucose levels, cholesterol, etc.)
- Routine urinalysis (to check for urinary tract infections [UTIs] or kidney issues)
- Vaccinations (including for COVID-19, shingles, measles/mumps/rubella, flu shots, and tetanus shots)
- Prescribed order for cancer screenings as necessary (mammogram, colonoscopy, lung CT scan, etc.)
A Long-Term Professional Medical Relationship You Can Trust
At your primary care center, you will find a team of medical professionals who are invested in knowing you well: your health goals, medical background, treatment preferences, and circumstances in your life which impact your health – both negatively and positively.
Together, you will work to maintain your overall health and well-being. If you ever need a referral to see another physician for specialized care, you will discuss with your primary doctor who would be the best fit for you.
Multi-Specialty Primary Care Center in Northern New Jersey
If you are looking for a trusted primary care center in North Jersey, Hudson MD Group is here for you. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, call us today at (973) 705-4914, or send us a message here through our online form. We are a large and comprehensive medical group which includes primary care, cardiology, podiatry, and more, and we look forward to being your healthcare partner!