Your body is an integrated mechanism of complex systems that all must work together. While specialists deal with specific parts of your body that aren’t working optimally — such as podiatrists for feet or orthopedists for bones and joints — a primary care physician evaluates and optimizes the health of all your systems at once.
At Low Testosterone & Weight Loss Center, our expert and knowledgeable medical professionals offer primary care services at our office in Allen, Texas. From an annual check-up to the first point of care during an illness, here’s why primary care is essential.
Annual check-ups let you know what’s going on
Some illnesses develop so gradually that you don’t even realize that anything is wrong until you’re in an advanced state of disease. That’s why we recommend an annual physical examination.
During your annual physical exam with our healthcare providers, we evaluate and test your body to ensure it’s working optimally and to identify potential issues as soon as possible. We evaluate the health of your:
- Cardiovascular system
- Gastrointestinal system
- Eyes, ears, nose, and throat
- Blood glucose levels
We also conduct a lengthy interview and evaluate your lifestyle to make sure you’re getting the right nutrition and the optimal amount of exercise. We may make lifestyle recommendations to improve your health, including quitting smoking or taking supplements.
Screening tests detect issues early
During your annual exam, we draw blood and also request a urine sample. Some tests screen for cancer, including prostate cancer, which is more easily treated when caught early.
We help you achieve your goals
Because we care about your entire health and well-being, we help you reach specific health goals, too. If your energy is low, we may recommend hormone replacement therapy (HRT) or other anti-aging treatments. We also test for allergies.
In fact, even services that you may think require a specialist — such as wellness counseling and treatment for sleep apnea — can start with your primary care provider. We help you improve your health so you may not have to consult a specialist after all.
You have a trusted health partner
One of the advantages of having a primary care provider is that you develop a relationship with us that serves you through all of your health care needs. We coordinate with any specialists on your health care team to be sure that you always receive the treatments and recommendations that are right for you.
We’re here whenever you have questions about your health, whether it’s a lingering cough or a sprained ankle. You feel confident sharing even your most intimate concerns and questions.
We also offer urgent care for those times when you can’t wait for treatment. We also test and treat for common illnesses, such as the flu and strep throat.
To get started on your primary care services, all it takes is a consultation. Feel free to call our team at 469-912-2113 or use our online form.