Primary Care Specialist

Spring Valley Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine located in Washington, DC & Bethesda, MD

Primary care services help you maintain your general health, manage chronic conditions, and deal with minor emergencies. The team at Spring Valley Internal Medicine in Washington, DC, and Bethesda, Maryland, has the expertise and training to oversee all aspects of your medical care. Call the office nearest you or book online to take advantage of the high-quality primary care services offered.

Primary Care Q & A

What is primary care? 

As a primary care practice, Spring Valley Internal Medicine provides a comprehensive array of health services. Visit a primary care provider for:

  • Disease prevention
  • Health promotion
  • Patient education
  • Medication management
  • Specialist referrals 

A primary care provider serves as the foundation of your health maintenance, the first point of contact for just about any medical condition. 

Even if you have a specialized health concern, such as a cancer diagnosis or endometriosis, the team at Spring Valley Internal Medicine can refer you to a qualified specialist and coordinate your care.

Why do I need a primary care provider?

A primary care provider is there for all your general health needs. Regular checkups help prevent serious medical issues. They have a record of your health history and can watch trends in your health and screening results. 

Your primary care doctor notices changes in your health before serious symptoms result so you can get early intervention when the condition is easiest to treat. 

If you do see a number of specialists, the team at Spring Valley Internal Medicine serves as a single point of care where all your health history is located. 

Adults who regularly visit a primary care provider have a higher quality of life and a reduced chance of premature death as compared with people who don’t.

What conditions can be managed by a primary care provider?

Spring Valley Internal Medicine provides core care to adults 18 and older. Preventive care, wellness exams, and urgent care are available. Services offered and conditions treated include:

  • Cardiac evaluations, including EKGs
  • Heart disease management
  • School, camp, and business physicals
  • Travel medicine and vaccinations
  • Vaccines/immunizations, including flu shots
  • ADD/ADHD 
  • Acne and other skin disorders
  • Allergies
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Emphysema and bronchitis
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Minor injuries, such as cuts, minor burns, and fractures
  • Lyme disease
  • Menopause
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pneumonia
  • Sexually transmitted diseases

Contact Spring Valley Internal Medicine for any of your primary care needs.

What if I don’t have time to visit a primary care doctor?

Your health should be a priority. Regular wellness visits and care for seemingly minor health concerns may appear to be a hassle, but they prevent severe complications in the long run.

When you intervene at the first signs of an illness or manage your long-term health, your well-being is preserved and you have the time and energy to do the things you love.

Spring Valley Internal Medicine is open six days a week, including Saturdays, and before and after work.

Call today or book online to make your appointment with a primary care provider at Spring Valley Internal Medicine.