Primary Care Specialist

Advantage Healthcare Specialists

Internal Medicine & Geriatric Medicine located in Lake Zurich, IL & Buffalo Grove, IL

Having a trusted primary care physician is a cornerstone of good health. The team at Advantage Healthcare Specialists is pleased to fulfill that role for many men and women from Buffalo Grove, Lake Zurich, and Arlington Heights, Illinois, and their surrounding suburbs. The team’s attention to detail and personable nature are just part of why so many entrust them with their care. If you’re looking for a primary care physician who puts your needs at the forefront of every interaction, schedule a consultation at Advantage Healthcare Specialists today. You can book your visit online or over the phone.

Primary Care Q & A

What is primary care?

Primary care is an area of medical specialty focused on supporting optimal health over the course of one’s lifetime. It’s often described as a “first contact” or “initial point of entry” into healthcare services.

Another way to think about primary care is to envision your primary care physician as a manager of your overall health and wellness. By scheduling routine visits at Advantage Healthcare Specialists, you receive the screenings you need to stay healthy and have a skilled medical professional to turn to in times of illness or injury.

What happens during primary care visits?

During your visit, your provider gathers some basic information about your current health. Assessments often include:

  • Height and weight
  • Breathing function
  • Heart function
  • Reflexes
  • Basic vision exam
  • Skin exam

There are several physical tests your provider performs, including looking in your mouth, ears, and nose, and gently checking your abdomen and lymph nodes for any abnormalities. You might also have a quick blood draw, as the results can provide a more in-depth understanding of your cholesterol, blood glucose, white blood cell counts, and many other health indicators.

Why work with a primary care physician?

Far too many people avoid going to the doctor unless and until something goes wrong. Taking a more proactive approach is important to staying healthy, and working with a primary care physician is a great way to accomplish that goal.

Your provider at Advantage Healthcare Specialists takes time to get to know you and your specific health needs, taking an approach similar to concierge medicine and performing visits at your home or assisted living facility if needed. They compile data about your health during every visit, which soon builds a comprehensive medical record. That record can be very helpful if you experience changes over time.

It’s important to build a working relationship with a medical advisor you can turn to in times of need. Encountering a serious medical issue is stressful enough without having to search for a doctor when you’re not feeling your best.  

What if I need specialized care?

There may come a time when you need specialized medical services. If so, you can benefit from Advantage Healthcare Specialists’ expansive network of professional contacts. They can help you find a great specialist and coordinate your care, ensuring your medical record stays up-to-date and that you have continuity of medical services once you no longer need the services of the specialist.

If you’d like to sit down with an expert at Advantage Healthcare Specialists and learn more about their approach to primary care, schedule an appointment online or over the phone today.