CENTERVILLE MEDICAL CENTER
Chuck Osuagwu, MD
Internal Medicine & Adult Care and Primary Care located in Garland, TX
Primary care plays a crucial role in your health and well-being. It provides annual physicals, immunizations, preventive screenings, and more. At Centerville Medical Center, internal medicine physician Chuck Osuagwu, MD, provides a comprehensive suite of primary care services to adult patients. To make an appointment at the practice in Garland, Texas, call the office, or click the online booking tool today.
Primary Care Q & A
What is primary care?
Primary care provides a one-stop shop for all of your medical needs. The providers at Centerville Medical Center use primary care to:
- Treat acute and chronic health problems
- Monitor each patient’s health and well-being over time
- Offer nutritional and exercise counseling
- Make healthy lifestyle recommendations
- Update immunizations
- Conduct laboratory tests
- Answer questions and concerns
Primary care also incorporates preventive screenings like Pap tests, colonoscopies, and prostate exams. These measures can detect potentially serious health problems early on when they are most responsive to treatment.
What services fall under the umbrella of primary care?
Centerville Medical Center offers a variety of primary care services, including:
Annual wellness exams
An annual wellness exam checks in on your physical and mental health. During a wellness exam, you can ask your provider questions, refill your prescription medications, and discuss any unusual symptoms you’re experiencing.
Chronic care management
Chronic care management provides comprehensive treatment for long-term health problems, including diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), joint pain, thyroid disorders, and neuropathy.
A combination of routine checkups, healthy lifestyle changes, and prescription medication can reduce your symptoms and improve your quality of life.
Immunizations teach your immune system to identify and attack harmful invaders like viruses, fungi, or bacteria. The type of immunizations that will most benefit you depends on your age, medical history, and current health status.
Lab work analyzes samples of bodily fluids like blood, saliva, or urine. It provides a quick and convenient way to diagnose potentially serious health problems, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Preventive screenings are tests that look for diseases before they present symptoms. Some of the most common preventive screenings include Pap tests, colonoscopies, and mammograms. Your provider makes screening recommendations based on your gender, age, and medical history.
Who should participate in primary care?
Any adult who wants to live a long and healthy life can benefit from primary care. Routine visits to Centerville Medical Center can alert you to potentially serious issues. What’s more, primary care appointments present an opportunity to ask questions, build a relationship with your physician, and improve your physical well-being.
To learn more about primary care, make an appointment at Centerville Medical Center by calling the office, or clicking the online booking tool today.