Primary care providers address acute and chronic health concerns that people of all ages experience. At Prosalud Family Medicine in the Mission District of San Francisco, California, board-certified family medicine physician Juan Posado, MD, is an ideal primary care provider. As a physician with a strong background in family medicine, Dr. Posado can deliver exceptional primary care services for your whole family. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about primary care services.
Your primary care doctor is your first point of contact for all of your health care needs, whether you’re feeling unwell, due for immunizations, or visiting for a routine health screening. The team at Prosalud Family Medicine works with you to diagnose, treat, and prevent acute and chronic diseases.
Some of the most common primary care services available at Prosalud Family Medicine include:
A physical exam is a preventive health screening that continually monitors and assesses your health as you age. Along with performing a head-to-toe exam, your doctor reviews your personal medical and family history to identify your health risk factors.
In addition to your annual physical, you or your child may need a health screening for school, competitive sports, or work. These screenings are similar to your regular annual physical, but may require additional paperwork.
These appointments are health assessments to check overall well-being. Along with a physical exam, your family doctor may perform a vision and hearing screening and administer any necessary vaccinations.
Vaccinations, or immunizations, are preventive treatments that protect you against communicable diseases, such as chickenpox, influenza (flu), and shingles. Prosalud Family Medicine offers a full range of vaccinations for children and adults.
Routine screenings protect your health as you age. Prosalud Family Medicine provides several preventive health screenings for patients, including well visits, annual physicals, diabetes screenings, and blood pressure exams.
If you have an acute illness, such as strep throat, sinusitis, an ear infection, or bronchitis, the team at Prosalud Family Medicine can perform a series of tests to ensure you receive the appropriate treatment.
Chronic diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and heart disease, demand long-term care. At Prosalud Family Medicine, the team performs routine screenings to detect potential health concerns, such as new or worsening symptoms.
It’s important to visit your primary care doctor at least once a year for an annual physical. As your first point of contact, your doctor is also available for acute illness treatment. You should schedule a visit any time you feel unwell.
To learn more about primary care, call Prosalud Family Medicine today or schedule an appointment online.