4 Questions to Ask Your Primary Care Doctor
Primary care is important for your health and overall well-being, so talk to our team of experienced primary care doctors at Mercy Medical Clinic to know more about our medical services. Call us or schedule an appointment online! We are conveniently located at 615 S Highway 78 Suite 100 Wylie, TX 75098.
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If you’re going to be seeing a primary care doctor sometime soon, you may be wondering how to determine whether the doctor can meet your needs. For example, you might be wondering whether the doctor can help manage a chronic health condition on an ongoing basis. Here are four questions to ask a primary care doctor so you can learn exactly how the doctor can help you.
A primary care doctor can treat common and some chronic health conditions. This means that the doctor can help you with any common illness or injury as well as certain chronic health issues like diabetes. Still, you’ll want to make sure the doctor can address your specific health problems. Here at Mercy Medical Clinic, we’re able to address many health problems like common illnesses, simple injuries, high blood pressure, thyroid disorders, chronic heart conditions, diabetes, and more.
In addition to treating common and chronic health conditions, a primary care doctor can provide other helpful services like physical exams. You should ask about our services and any kind of medical attention you may need, like internal medicine services for adults. At Mercy Medical Clinic, we’re able to provide internal medicine services, physical exams, well-woman exams, vaccinations, electrocardiograms, sleep studies, and much more. In fact, we specialize in internal medicine services and much more.
There are different kinds of primary care doctors, and some of them have specializations. There are pediatricians who take care of children, there are geriatricians who take care of seniors, and there are OB/GYN doctors who look after women. Additionally, there are general physicians who don’t specialize, family doctors for entire families, and internal medicine doctors for adults.
You should ask whether the doctor has a specialization. If so, you’ll want to know what it is and whether it’s applicable to you. Here at Mercy Medical Clinic, we have different kinds of primary care doctors, including internal medicine doctors. An internal medicine doctor can do a lot for you, including helping you manage any chronic health condition you have. In fact, internal medicine doctors are specialized in addressing chronic health conditions and other conditions that commonly affect adults and seniors.
The final question you should ask a primary care doctor is how often you should see the doctor. If you’re over 50 years old, you’ll likely need to see a primary care doctor at least once a year. If you’re under 50 and in good health, once every three years may be enough. If you’re at risk for any health issues, this could be a factor in how often you should see a primary care doctor. You should ask the doctor how often they would recommend you go in for a visit.
We hope you find those four questions helpful! If you have any other questions, you can call us and ask one of our staff members. You can also call us and set up a meet-and-greet with one of our primary care doctors here at Mercy Medical Clinic. We have Dr. Fauzia Khalida Osama MD and Dr. Tanvir Ahmad MD as our doctors.
During a meet-and-greet, you’ll be able to ask any questions you have and get an impression of the doctor so you can determine whether you’d like the doctor to become your new primary care doctor. Call Us today to learn more about the services we offer at Mercy Medical, or you can also schedule an appointment online. We serve patients from Wylie TX, Lavon TX, Rockwall TX, Sachse TX, Allen TX, and Winningkoff TX.