Internal Medicine, Primary Care & Advanced Medical Spa located in Riverview & Winter Haven, FL
At InCare, our top-rated providers get to know you and personalize the best integrated primary care plan to fit your needs. Book online now.
Primary Care Q & A
What is primary care?
Primary care includes preventive care and sick visits for illnesses and injuries that don’t require emergency care.
By selecting a primary care physician, you trust and visit them for most of your general health questions and needs, and build a connection with them that benefits your health. Your InCare provider becomes familiar with you and can customize your care according to your medical history and preferences using an integrated approach.
Participating in primary care also helps you become familiar with your own health. You can make regular visits for check-ups and visit any time an issue arises that isn’t treatable at home.
You can also gather information about your health at primary care visits, including your weight and blood pressure, and use them as an inspiration to make healthy changes. Your primary care physician can help you adjust your lifestyle to be healthier and prevent future diseases and complications.
What does primary care involve?
Primary care is a wide specialty covering several different medical services. At InCare, primary care includes:
- Physical exams
- Sick visits for acute illnesses and minor injuries
- Chronic disease management
- Specialist referrals
- Telehealth visits
- Medication management
- Men’s and women’s health care
Your InCare provider understands that there is no one-size-fits-all cure, so we never use a one-size-fits-all approach to health care. Your provider helps you understand your condition and select the services you need, and helps you understand how they’ll benefit your health. We also ask about your lifestyle and the choices you make between appointments that affect your health from day-to-day.
To prevent future illnesses or ease any existing symptoms, your provider might recommend lifestyle modifications like improving your diet, quitting smoking, or getting more exercise.
When should I book a physical exam?
The simple answer is that you can book a physical exam at any time. Physical exams are an important part of primary care and a great way to check in on your health.
Depending on the purpose of your physical exam, your InCare provider can provide paperwork detailing the results of your exam to your employer or any other institution that might require your results.
InCare offers several specific types of physical exams, including:
Some employers require physical exams as a condition of employment to make sure you can perform your job safely for yourself and those around you.
Annual physical exams
Annual physical exams are an essential part of preventive care. Your provider reviews your health and can catch signs of complications before you notice them yourself.
Call InCare to schedule a primary care visit, or request an appointment online today. Telemedicine and concierge packages are also available.