The Importance of Primary Care Visits

A visit to your Florida clinic doesn’t only have to be for an injury or sickness. Primary care visits at Florida Wellness Medical Group will support your long-term health and wellness. By completing your once-annual primary care visit, you can ensure that you stay up-to-date with tests and screenings and gain valuable advice from your doctor. 

Understanding Primary Care

Primary care encompasses a spectrum of medical services that will keep you healthy through every stage of life. These include:

  • Disease prevention
  • Wellness and lifestyle guidance and education
  • Diagnosis of acute and chronic illness
  • Treatment for illness and injury
  • Referrals to specialists for ongoing care

The purpose of primary care is to check-in on your health, identify signs of illness or injury, and develop and implement treatment plans as necessary. Your primary care doctor is here to help you improve and maintain your health with continuous care that can be adapted as your health shifts over the years. 

The Benefits Of Primary Care

Identify Health Concerns In The Early Stages

When health risks are identified early on, you can implement preventative measures and receive treatment before a problem becomes severe. Primary care visits help identify potential risks by checking your vitals and performing regular screenings. By neglecting primary care visits, you run the risk of missing warning signs for health concerns. 

Manage Chronic Conditions

Chronic conditions such as arthritis and diabetes need to be consistently managed to protect your health. Your primary care doctor can perform routine testing to keep your medical information up-to-date. This will also allow your doctor to adjust your treatment plan accordingly, ensuring that it meets your evolving medical needs. 

Referrals For Specialist Care

If you have a medical concern that may require the help of a specialist, but you’re not sure where to start, your primary care doctor is the best option. Your doctor can assess the issue and discuss your options with you. During your primary care appointment, your doctor can also refer you to a specialist to receive the best possible treatment for your condition. For example, if you’re experiencing a mental health concern like anxiety, your doctor may be able to refer you to a therapist for regular treatment. 

Florida Wellness Medical Group offers primary care services from a trained team of medical professionals. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Attention St. Petersburg, Trinity, and Downtown Tampa Patients:

 

We are sorry to announce that we will no longer carry Primary Care Services in our Downtown Tampa, Trinity, and St. Petersburg locations. 

You have the right to choose your healthcare provider and Florida Wellness Medical Group remains committed to fully supporting your decision.  Florida Wellness Medical Group along with the entire staff, will continue to provide primary care services at:  

                Carrollwood Location:

  Florida Wellness Medical Group

              4104 W. Linebaugh Ave.

         Tampa, FL 33624

Should you wish to continue your care plan and schedule an appointment at this location, or if you have any questions about your current or future care, please call 813-229-2225.  

Patients that wish to retain a copy of their medical records transferred, may request them by mailing or faxing the records request to the address and number listed below. 

Florida Wellness Medical Group

Attn: Medical Records Dept. 

4104 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Tampa FL, 33624

Or 

Fax to:   813-221-2225 or 727-264-8817