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Primary Care Specialist

Primary Care Q & A

What is primary care?

Primary care is the most common type of health care you receive. As a primary care provider, Kathleen is the first medical professional you call when you feel sick, experience new or worsening symptoms, have questions about new medications, and any other health concerns.

Maintaining a relationship with your primary care provider is an essential part of maintaining your overall health. Kathleen and her team are family medicine providers who can care for you and your loved ones. The emphasis on holistic care means they treat you as a whole person — physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual — at each visit.

What does primary care include?

Health maintenance is the most important aspect of primary care. Common services included in primary care are:

Annual physicals

An annual physical is a routine exam that identifies potential medical problems before they diminish your health. This head-to-toe assessment includes a medical history review in which Kathleen and the team ask about your family history. They also inquire about any medications you’re taking.

Your lifestyle greatly influences your health. The team may ask about your diet and exercise regimen, your smoking and drinking habits, your sexual history, and more. These questions help the team gather the full picture of your health.

Specialized physicals

In addition to annual exams, Kathleen and the team perform Department of Transportation (DOT) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) physicals, as well as school and sports physicals.

Sick visits

If you’re feeling unwell, the team can provide prompt care. They may perform a physical exam, run tests, and order blood work to uncover the cause of your new symptoms.

Chronic disease management

Certain chronic diseases, such as high blood pressure and diabetes, require routine care. Kathleen and the team may monitor your weight, blood pressure, medications, and lifestyle habits to reduce your chances of complications.

Immunizations

Immunizations, or vaccinations, are preventive treatments that protect you and your community against communicable diseases, such as chickenpox and influenza (flu). The team can help you stay up to date on all your vaccinations to keep you and your loved ones healthy.

How often should I see a primary care provider?

Kathleen and the team recommend scheduling a physical exam at least once a year to check in on your overall health. They also encourage you to schedule an appointment any time you aren’t feeling well. Individuals with chronic diseases may benefit from more frequent visits. Urgent care is also available. 

Broadway Healthcare: Kathleen Broderick Logan, FNP, offers telemedicine and concierge services for those who need flexible care. Call or schedule an appointment online today to see more.

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