Your primary care provider is the person you turn to for all your day-to-day health care needs, both short- and long-term. At Coral Springs Medical & Dental in Coral Springs, Florida, Juan Borja, DO, and his team provide expert primary care services for patients, covering everything from care for chronic diseases to acute infections, as well as screenings, vaccinations, and other forms of preventive medicine. To find out more about their extensive offering of primary care services, call Coral Springs Medical & Dental today or book an appointment online today.
Primary care is your first stop for all of your non-emergency health care needs. The team at Coral Springs Medical & Dental provides a comprehensive range of primary care services, including:
Preventive medicine focuses on helping you avoid ill health. Wellness visits and annual physicals are routine exams that aim to pick up the signs of health problems at the earliest opportunity.
Health screenings like those for breast, prostate, cervical, and colon cancers and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are also essential for identifying diseases before they take hold, while immunization programs protect you from various diseases.
A sick visit is where you receive care for acute problems like upper respiratory tract infections, an upset stomach, and other common illnesses and injuries.
One of the most vital roles of primary care is to prevent disease and promote good health by helping you make lifestyle changes or continue to practice good choices. The Coral Springs Medical & Dental team can help with weight loss, nutrition counseling, stress management, and smoking cessation.
The team provides many other services, including chronic disease management, geriatric care, and behavioral health assistance. While the team's extensive experience and wide-ranging expertise are all you need most of the time, they can refer you to an appropriate specialist when necessary.
What happens at your primary care appointment depends on the reason for your consultation. However, in most cases, your provider begins by going through your medical history and discussing the cause of your visit.
After a preliminary discussion, your provider checks vital signs like temperature, blood pressure, and pulse. They might also check the oxygen saturation in your blood, listen to your heart and lung sounds, or see how your reflexes are working. There are many different tests and investigations like these that you might need, depending on your condition.
You might also need lab tests or diagnostic imaging. Blood and urine are the most common substances for lab testing, helping determine if you have any infections or deficiencies or conditions like high cholesterol, diabetes, or hormone imbalances.
Many conditions commonly seen in primary care respond well to medication. Medicines like antibiotics and antifungals can treat infections, while others help with chronic health problems like high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, eczema, high cholesterol, and depression.
Common conditions like colds and flu aren't treatable with antibiotics because they're viral and not bacterial. Self-care is usually all you need if you have a problem like a cold, but if you develop an infection as a complication of your illness – for example, bronchitis or sinusitis – your primary care team at Coral Springs Medical & Dental can help.
Primary care also provides treatments for injuries like lacerations, minor burns, sprains and strains, and minor fractures.
Call Coral Springs Medical & Dental to arrange an appointment, or book an appointment online today.