Your family medicine or primary care provider plays a vital role in helping you and your family enjoy better health and a happier life. If you’re looking for superior family medical care in South Charleston, West Virginia, Patel & Patel, MD, Inc. can help. OB/GYN Kiran Patel, MD, family medicine practitioner Leela Patel, MD, and their team offer exceptional primary care services alongside their specialist OB/GYN practice. Call Patel & Patel, M.D., Inc. today to find out more, or schedule a consultation using the online form.

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What is family medicine?

Family medicine is primary care for all the members of your family. Your family medicine practitioner at Patel & Patel, M.D., Inc. is there to help you with everything from treating wounds and other minor injuries to providing annual flu shots.

In addition to comprehensive primary care services, the team at Patel & Patel, M.D., Inc. also provides in-office laboratory services for your convenience. That means you can have all your non-emergency health care needs met under one roof.

If you do have a medical emergency, such as chest pain and shortness of breath, severe or uncontrolled bleeding, symptoms of stroke, or major trauma, you should call 911. For all other health concerns, your family medicine provider is your first port of call.

What services does family medicine provide?

Some of the family medicine services provided at Patel & Patel, MD, Inc. include:

  • Annual, work, school, and sports physicals
  • Sick visits
  • Chronic disease management
  • Family planning
  • Sports medicine
  • Geriatric care
  • Patient education

Family medicine covers the treatment of many common acute illnesses, including colds, coughs, and other respiratory viruses, and minor infections like pink eye and urinary tract infections (UTIs).

In addition, your family medicine practitioner can diagnose and treat a wide range of chronic diseases, including heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure, and mental health conditions.

Patel & Patel, MD, Inc. also provides comprehensive obstetrical and gynecological services.

Can family medicine help me stay well?

One of the key roles of family medicine is to help you avoid getting sick. Preventive medicine enables your provider to detect unhealthy trends before they become serious risks for illness.

Patel & Patel, M.D., Inc. offers numerous preventive medicine services, including immunizations, routine checkups, and cancer screening tests such as breast exams and Pap smears.

Another vital aspect of preventive medicine is helping you reduce your risk of disease by making adjustments to your lifestyle. Issues like being overweight, not exercising regularly, and having unhealthy habits, like smoking, are all significant risk factors for some of the most serious and widespread health problems.

At Patel & Patel, M.D., Inc., your provider helps you make the changes you need to improve your health and reduce your risk of getting sick.

Discover more about the extensive range of family medicine services available at Patel & Patel, M.D., Inc. by calling the office or booking an appointment online.