Concierge medicine puts a lot of focus on patient-doctor relationships which go a long way in the mental and physical recovery of a patient. It also lays emphasis on preventive care, which in theory, stops small health concerns from becoming major health risks. This practice would also go a long way in infectious disease management and chronic long-term disease management as well. These pros are at an ecosystem level. Looking closer at the individual level, it’s abundantly clear that concierge medicine allows for better doctor-patient relations, more time spent by a doctor on each patient, and a general humanization of healthcare which prevents doctors from looking at their patients as a bed number or a victim of any ailments.
Companies are promoting high-deductible employee healthcare plans to reduce costs. However, these plans can lead to employees putting off doctors’ visits because of high out-of-pocket costs. Small medical issues become big issues, leading to absences and decreased productivity.
Internal Medicine/Primary Care
At San Mateo Primary Care, our Concierge practice covers internal medicine and primary care. We are a one-stop-shop for your health care needs, from annual physicals and preventive health screenings to chronic care and coordinating specialist treatments. San Mateo Primary Care offers personalized primary care, aiming to keep you as healthy as possible. Call the practice or schedule a consultation online today if you’re looking for lifestyle-medicine based primary care in San Mateo, California.
Primary Care Q & A
What is primary care?
Primary care is the central hub for all of your health care needs. Your primary care physician should be your first point of contact for all of your medical needs, from physicals and health screenings to sick visits and chronic disease management.
San Mateo Primary Care focuses on lifestyle medicine preventive care that incorporates evidence-based medicine. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, after all.
If you have integrative and alternative care providers, the practice coordinates with them as needed to optimize your health. The team also collaborates with their network of local specialists at Mills-Peninsula Medical Center for any specialized medical needs.
What is included in primary care?
San Mateo Primary Care offers comprehensive health care for adults, including:
They offer preventive health care for adults of all genders, including those in the LGBTQ community, providing physical exams, health screenings, lab tests, and nutritional counseling. The team aims to optimize your health naturally, often using food as medicine to reduce your risk of disease.
San Mateo Primary Care should also be your first call when you get sick. While most minor illnesses pass with a few days of rest and at-home care, you need medical attention in some cases.
The practice offers same-day appointments and telemedicine visits to ensure you get care when you need it.
Many Americans have at least one chronic health condition like diabetes, hypertension, or high cholesterol. The providers at San Mateo Primary Care offer personalized wellness programs to improve or reverse your disease and lower your risk of complications.
The practice focuses on using lifestyle changes to reduce your reliance on medicine. However, if you need medication, the team carefully monitors your prescriptions, ensuring they control your symptoms and improve your health.
Why do I need a primary care physician?
Think of your primary care physician as the conductor of your health care. You see them more regularly than other physicians, and at San Mateo Primary Care, they know your health history.
As a result, they can prescribe treatments, alternative therapies, and specialist care to address your specific needs.
They supervise all aspects of your health care, ensuring that your treatments are concerted and work together without interacting to cause unwanted side effects.
Call San Mateo Primary Care or make an appointment online for personalized primary care designed to keep you as healthy as possible.