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Primary Care Specialist services offered in Clarksburg, MD

When you need help with your health, the first place you turn is a trusted primary care provider. At Peridot Primary Care in Clarksburg, Maryland, Princess Stephenson, CRNP, and her colleagues offer comprehensive services for their patients that include sick visits, chronic disease management, and preventive medicine. For a warm welcome and expert treatment, call Peridot Primary Care today or schedule an appointment online.

Primary Care Q & A

What is primary care?

Primary care provides you with all the services you need to take care of your health. You call on your provider at Peridot Primary Care whenever you feel unwell or have any health concerns.

Unless you have an injury or illness that’s so serious you need emergency care at the hospital, primary care is the first place you go when you have acute health problems. Your provider can diagnose and treat all the common symptoms and conditions, including:

  • Fevers
  • Colds and flu
  • Digestive upsets
  • Skin problems
  • Abdominal pain
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Sinus infections
  • Sprains and strains
  • Back and neck pain
  • Wounds and burns

In addition to urgent health conditions, Peridot Primary Care also manages patients with chronic diseases. Some of these are lifelong, while others last for months or years before you get better.

Examples of chronic conditions include cancer, heart disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol, and diabetes. Primary care providers also offer invaluable support for patients with mental health conditions like depression and anxiety.

What other services does primary care provide?

Primary care providers offer an extensive range of services to patients. These include:

  • COVID-19 testing
  • Pre-op examinations
  • Counseling
  • Weight loss programs
  • Healthy lifestyle advice
  • Family planning
  • Blood sugar monitoring
  • STD (sexually transmitted disease) testing
  • Smoking cessation
  • Allergy Testing
  • Medication reviews
  • Referrals to specialists

If you need treatment from a specialist at any time, for example, a cardiologist for heart disease, your provider at Peridot Primary Care refers you to a qualified expert. They form a partnership with specialist providers and hospitals to ensure you receive exceptional treatment.

Another essential function of primary care is providing preventive medicine services.

What preventive medicine services does primary care offer?

Preventive medicine services include all the ways you can avoid ill health. Peridot Primary Care provides extensive preventive medicine provision, including:

  • Annual physicals 
  • Immunizations
  • Cancer screenings
  • Cholesterol checks
  • Blood pressure measurement

Routine exams and tests identify diseases at their earliest stage, before you suffer any serious complications. This is especially important because many chronic, potentially life-threatening conditions like high cholesterol and high blood pressure cause no symptoms.

Treatments are typically more effective, less invasive, and cheaper early on, and you avoid inconvenience and lost time undergoing complex therapies. Most importantly, you also prevent the pain and distress that serious health problems cause.

If you’re looking for a primary care provider you can trust, call Peridot Primary Care today or book an appointment online.