Primary Care in Weirton, WV
It all starts here.
Weirton Medical's commitment to quality, patient-focused healthcare is what sets our primary care providers apart. Guided by years of experience, our internal medicine and family practice providers give you the comfort of knowing that you're receiving the excellent care you deserve.
You may consider a primary care exam:
- To identify risk factors for common chronic diseases
- To detect a disease that has no apparent symptoms
- To promote healthy habits
- To update clinical data
- To update vaccinations
- To enhance relationship between you and your provider
At your visit, you will be asked about your medical history. This is your chance to talk about any complaints or concerns you may have. You may also discuss your lifestyle behaviors like sleeping, smoking, alcohol use, diet, exercise or sexual health.
You can discuss your family history and any diseases that you may be at risk for. You can also discuss when you should start screening for various types of cancer, heart complications, or other conditions.
Your doctor will check your heart rate, blood pressure, temperature, and respiratory rate. This can give a good overall picture of your body and wellness.
At this visit, you can discuss any medications you take regularly or adjust any dosage if needed. If there are concerns about your mental or physical health, your provider may prescribe medication or refer you to a specialist.
As part of the exam, physical exam will be done to assess your:
- Abdominal area
- Throat, mouth and teeth
- Breast or pelvic exam for women
- Testicular or prostate exam for men
If you and your doctor have specific concerns, you may have a laboratory test performed at your visit. This may include a urine test, blood test, thyroid function test, or other lab procedure. This can help screen for diabetes or a number of other conditions.
Family & Internal Medicine Doctors
WMC now provides more options than ever when it comes to your primary care. We have internal medicine and family practice doctors in WV, OH and PA accepting new patients.
Remember, it all starts here! Your health comes first and primary care is typically the first step in your quest to overall wellness!
For more information, contact Weirton Medical Center today at (304) 797-6DOC.