Many people wait until they are experiencing symptoms or suffer an accident to go to the doctor, but regular checkups and preventive care with a primary care physician are an important part of a comprehensive healthcare routine. In addition to helping you to manage common chronic conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure, a primary care physician is familiar with your medical history and can help you successfully navigate your options when you need treatment for an illness or health emergency. Dr. Joel Biggers and Dr. Elizabeth Biggers offer primary and preventive care in Brandon, FL.
Preventive and Primary Medical Care in Brandon, FL
Many chronic health conditions are progressive and become much worse over time when left untreated or unmanaged. Regular check-ups with a primary care physician can help you take control of and be proactive about your health. A primary care physician offers preventive care and can recommend lifestyle adjustments to improve and maintain your health, and diagnose conditions in the early stages, before they have a chance to progress and jeopardize your health and quality of life.
Services Provided by a Primary Care Physician
Primary care physicians are general doctors that diagnose acute and chronic injuries and illnesses, as well as preventive care. Some of the many services offered by a primary care physician include:
- Non-life threatening allergic reactions (seek immediate emergency treatment for signs of shock, chest pains or difficulty)
- Sprains and fractures
- Cold and flu
- Urinary tract infection
- Physicals and annual check-ups
- Preventive care/monitor blood pressure and cholesterol
- Treat infections
- Cuts and scrapes
- Skin biopsies
- Family medicine
Find a Primary Care Physician in Brandon, FL
To learn more about primary and preventive care, contact Biggers Family Medicine by calling (813) 655-4646 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Joel or Dr. Elizabeth Biggers today.