Everyone, regardless of age, needs primary and preventive health care. With the right preventive care, you can avoid many of today’s most common illnesses and diseases. The old adage, “An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure” has never been truer than today. A primary care physician or internal medicine doctor can help you prevent problems with health screenings, lifestyle modification strategies, and self-care advice for avoiding arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity, cholesterol problems, and much more.
Doctors who have trained in internal medicine diagnose and manage a wide variety of medical conditions that affect patients aged 18 and older. An internal medicine doctor, or internist, specializes in managing chronic illnesses and diseases involving various systems of the human body, including cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, circulatory, endocrine, rheumatologic, pulmonary, neurologic, etc. They do not confine themselves to one particular body system as a subspecialist does.
Urgent care clinic services are designed to treat short-term non-emergency, non-life-threatening illness or injuries that you don’t expect to require complex or prolonged treatment. Illnesses that may fall into this category include colds, flu, UTI (urinary tract infections), insect bites, simple fractures and minor injuries (cuts, scrapes, bumps, bruises, sprains, strains, etc.).
Think of wellness as the opposite of illness. Wellness is the goal we should all be striving for, and prevention is the best and least costly way to achieve it. You might be surprised at how many common diseases and health conditions can be avoided entirely by taking preventive steps. You can avoid arthritis, certain cancers, diabetes, heart disease, obesity and many others with good lifestyle habits such as a healthy diet, regular exercise, regular health screenings, not smoking or drinking alcohol and avoiding other toxic substances and environments.
Dr. Raj Polavaram is a board-certified internist (internal medicine doctor) serving the Wake County community since 1999.
Dr. Vijaya Polavaram is a board-certified female internist (internal medicine doctor) serving the Wake County community since 2000..
Dr. Ramesh Konduru, a board-certified Internist(internal medicine doctor), graduated from Guntur Medical College, India in 1996.
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