Primary Care

Physicians Medical Primary Care

Primary Care, Urgent Care & Walk-In Care located in San Jose, CA

Primary care is an easy and effective way to catch serious health problems early on before they get out of hand. Family physicians Sveltlana Burkhead, MD, and Gina Bui, MD, at Physicians Medical Primary Care in San Jose, California, specialize in internal medicine and overall primary care. To schedule a checkup, request an appointment today by calling the office or using the online booking tool.

Primary Care Q & A

What is primary care?

Primary care is a branch of medicine that focuses on addressing your general health and well-being. In addition to treating aches, pains, and the common cold, primary care physicians:

  • Offer health counseling
  • Care for most diseases
  • Provide immunizations and vaccinations
  • Monitor your health against your goals over time
  • Educate patients about preventing chronic disease

Primary care also works to protect your sexual health. Physicians Medical Primary Care offers STD screenings, well-woman exams, and prostate exams.

Are there different types of primary care?

There are four different types of primary care:

Family medicine

Family medicine is a type of primary care that provides medical services to people of all ages, from infants to senior citizens. Physicians Medical Primary Care regularly works with toddlers, young adults, and seniors.

Internal medicine

Internal medicine provides primary care services to adults. In addition to annual checkups and immunizations, internal medicine includes cholesterol and high blood pressure screenings, as well as pre-operative and post-operative care.

Pediatrics

Pediatrics is a branch of primary care focused on caring for infants, children, and adolescents. Because kids grow so quickly, they’re also susceptible to unique health problems. Many schools also require students to have their immunizations up to date.

Obstetrics and gynecology 

OB/GYN’s provide primary care services to women. These specialists care for a woman’s reproductive health and offer family planning services. At Physicians Medical Primary Care, women can access birth control, well-woman exams, and more.

What does primary care include?

Physicians Medical Primary Care offers an array of primary care services, including:

  • Diabetes screening and counseling
  • Blood pressure screening and counseling
  • Cholesterol screening and counseling
  • STD testing
  • Well-woman exams
  • Men’s health exams
  • Chronic disease management
  • Pre-operative and post-operative care

The physicians also offer comprehensive health screenings with health risk assessments that can alert you to potentially serious health problems. Patients can also access comprehensive physical exams, including sports physicals, school physicals, immigration physicals, pre-employment physicals, and routine physicals. 

What if I need to see a specialist?

Your primary care physician can diagnose and treat most medical issues. However, if you require further counseling or the insights of a specialist, they can integrate your care with other medical experts by providing a referral.

If it’s been more than a year since your last primary care appointment, request a consultation at Physicians Medical Primary Care today. Simply call the office or use the online booking tool to schedule.