Associated Physicians Group, PLC
Internal Medicine & Primary Care Practice located in Berkley, MI
Participating in primary care is an affordable, convenient, and effective way to better understand your risks of developing chronic health conditions. At Associated Physicians Group, PLC, board-certified internal medicine specialist Neelum Gupta, MD, and board-certified family medicine physician Camelia Salanta, MD, offer a comprehensive suite of primary care services to patients. To request an appointment at the practice in Berkley, Michigan, call the office today.
Primary Care Q & A
What is primary care?
Primary care is a medical specialty that focuses on wellness and prevention. It includes routine screenings, lab work, and annual exams to check your physical health and well-being.
It’s important to schedule primary care checkups regularly because many chronic health conditions don’t show obvious symptoms. By visiting your doctor every 12 months, it’s possible to catch potentially serious issues early on and prevent them from getting worse. What’s more, by investing in primary care, you can live a long, healthy, and independent life.
What services does primary care offer?
Associated Physicians Group, PLC offers many primary care services, including:
An annual exam checks your health. It involves your Associated Physicians Group PLC provider conducting a comprehensive physical to catch acute or chronic issues in their early stages. During the exam, you can ask your provider questions, discuss unusual symptoms, and refill your prescriptions.
X-rays are a type of diagnostic imaging. They use small amounts of ionizing radiation to capture detailed images of your bones and joints. Your provider might recommend X-rays if you fall and twist your ankle or you experience a workplace injury.
Ultrasound is diagnostic imaging that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture real-time video of your internal body structures. It’s commonly used on pregnant women but can pinpoint problems with your heart, blood vessels, and other internal organs.
Bone density tests
A bone density test is an X-ray used to determine your risk of osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a chronic condition that causes your bones to weaken and become brittle.
Vaccinations teach your body’s immune system to identify and destroy harmful invaders like viruses and bacteria. The vaccines that will benefit you most will depend on several things, including your age and medical history.
Lab testing analyzes samples of bodily fluids like blood, urine, or saliva, and small tissue samples. Associated Physicians Group, PLC uses lab testing to identify problems invisible to the naked eye, like nutritional deficiencies and hormonal imbalances.
When should I schedule a primary care appointment?
Associated Physicians Group, PLC recommends that you schedule a primary care appointment at least once a year, especially if you’re 50 or older. Even if you feel healthy, you can still be at risk of developing high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes.
Regular visits to the practice are one of the easiest ways to preserve your health and catch potentially severe problems when they’re most responsive to treatment.
If it’s been more than a year since your last primary care checkup, make an appointment at Associated Physicians Group, PLC by calling the office today.
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