Preventive And Urgent Care Specialist

Integrative Health and Heart & Integrative Skin ID

Family Medicine & Aesthetic Skin Care Specialists located in Frisco, TX

Preventive care helps you avoid major illnesses and chronic diseases, but if you should experience an acute injury or illness, urgent care offers relief. These valuable forms of care are offered by Shahan Chowdhury, MD, of Integrative Health and Heart & Integrative Skin ID in Frisco, Texas. Call the office to benefit from comprehensive care.

Preventive and Urgent Care Q & A

What is preventive care?

Preventive health care intends to help you prevent major disease and disability. It includes annual visits as well as management of any existing conditions to avoid complications. If you’re at risk of developing a certain disease due to genetics or lifestyle, Dr. Chowdhury offers interventions to prevent it.

What is included in preventive medicine practices?

At Integrative Health and Heart & Integrative Skin ID, you undergo regular physicals to ensure you’re healthy and not at risk of developing a chronic disease. These checkups include blood tests to measure your cholesterol levels and thyroid hormone levels, an electrocardiogram, visual and hearing tests, and spirometry to check for asthma or other breathing conditions, if necessary. For a minimal fee, the Pap Smear and PSA can be processed by our labs.

You may also benefit from health coaching to help you with issues that increase your risk of certain diseases. Dr. Chowdhury can help you reach a healthy weight, quit smoking, manage stress, and limit your alcohol consumption.

The practice can also ensure you’re up to date on all vaccinations and help you obtain any necessary immunizations if you’re traveling to certain countries. Preventive medicine practices keep your prescriptions current, too.

What chronic diseases require regular management?

Dr. Chowdhury is skilled at helping you manage a number of chronic conditions, including:

  • Allergies
  • Thyroid conditions
  • High cholesterol
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Arthritis
  • COPD and asthma
  • Skin conditions, such as rosacea or melasma

Dr. Chowdhury can also help you stay on top of mental health issues, such as depression and attention deficit disorder. Proper management of these and other chronic conditions can prevent them from escalating or from causing additional health problems.

What is urgent care?

Urgent care offers treatment for acute conditions that can’t wait for a planned doctor’s appointment. At Integrative Health and Heart & Integrative Skin ID, Dr. Chowdhury is available for same-day or next-day visits, and sometimes even telemedicine appointments if you can’t travel to the office.

Dr. Chowdhury wants to make sure you get appropriate care when you need it.

What types of conditions warrant an urgent care visit?

If you have a medical incident or illness that’s serious, but not quite serious enough to need a trip to the emergency room, urgent care is a perfect option. The types of issues that Dr. Chowdhury sees in urgent care include:

  • Severe migraines
  • Conjunctivitis or other eye infections
  • Sinusitis
  • Asthma evaluation (in the case of attacks or escalated symptoms)
  • Abdominal pain or digestive distress
  • Abscess evaluation and treatment
  • Minor cuts that may need stitches
  • Sprains and strains
  • Flu and cold symptoms

Dr. Chowdhury also offers in-house tests, such as rapid strep, rapid flu, mononucleosis testing, pregnancy tests, and fecal tests. These tests help inform her diagnosis and urgent care treatment plan so you find relief from uncomfortable symptoms.

To take advantage of the comprehensive preventive and urgent care offered at Integrative Health and Heart & Integrative Skin ID, call the office or schedule your visit online.

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