Primary Care Provider
One of the most important things you can do for your health is to find a provider who knows you and understands what’s important in your life.
That’s where primary care at Innovative Urgent Care & Family Health Clinic comes in. We’ll get you connected to a provider you can trust to help you meet whatever health goals you set, manage chronic conditions and push you toward better health when you need that, too.
Most of our patients have been to a variety of other health care providers without finding the long-term relief they seek for their conditions. Their providers are unable to determine the root cause of the problem and generally prescribe medications for their symptoms, which in turn can have serious side effects.
We have been very successful in treating a wide variety of chronic, debilitating, complex or hard-to-diagnose conditions. We combine both conventional and alternative modalities to comprehensively test for the true underlying causes…and then create highly effective, individualized treatments. With our intuitive and empathetic approach, we treat the whole person—not just their symptoms.
We treat ongoing health problems.
High Blood Pressure Management
High Cholesterol Therapy
Respiratory Conditions (Asthma, COPD)
Back and Joint Pain
Digestive Disorders, Acid Reflux / Heartburn
Mild Depression and Anxiety
Headaches and Migraines
Eczema, Acne, and Other Minor Skin Disorders
Ongoing Smoking Cessation Efforts
Medication Adjustment for Chronic Conditions
Referral to specialists when needed
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Primary Care Provider?
Primary care providers (PCPs) are similar to coaches, directing and coordinating all aspects of your health care – physical, emotional and mental. They listen to your questions, assess symptoms, recommend treatment approaches, prescribe medication and refer you to the proper specialist when needed.
Do I need a Primary Care Provider?
It’s important to have a primary care provider. They get to know you, your history and your family health history. Building a long-term relationship with your PCP can translate to major health benefits over your lifetime, such as lower overall health costs, a decrease in hospital and ER visits, and better management of chronic diseases.
I rarely get sick. Why do I need a PCP?
Your primary care provider can identify health issues in their early stages before they become major problems. They offer preventive care such as immunizations, regular imaging & lab testing, such as cholesterol, blood pressure, flu shots and cancer screenings, as well as diet and lifestyle advice to maintain or improve your health.
What should I discuss with my PCP?
Be open and honest with your physician regarding what’s going on with your health. Don’t hold back if something is bothering you.
- Are you experiencing painful or uncomfortable symptoms that interfere with your daily life?
- Is a medication you’re taking making you feel sick?
- Do you need help with making healthy decisions or lifestyle choices?
- Are you having problems sleeping or with your marriage or children?
- Are you experiencing stress, depression or sadness?
All of these factors can impact your health.
How often should I see my PCP is I consider myself in good overall health?
Seeing your provider once a year for a physical exam is an excellent way to manage your health. Many health insurance plans classify an annual physical as preventive care, and some plans cover preventative care services at no charge.
How do I choose a PCP?
There are a number of factors to consider when selecting your primary care provider. Get opinions from people you trust: family members, friends and co-workers. Check your health plan to find out what providers are in your plan, or “in-network.”
Once you have a list of potential names, do some research on each of the “candidates.” Chances are there are websites that have online profiles or videos of the providers you’re considering. Ask yourself the following questions:
- Do you prefer a doctor’s office near your home or work?
- What are the office hours, and do they have weekend hours?
- Consider visiting the practice to meet the staff and get a feel for the environment. Are the people approachable, friendly and helpful?
- Can you schedule an appointment in a reasonable time period?
Most importantly, your primary care provider should be someone you trust – someone who listens to you and makes you feel comfortable when talking about your health issues.