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Primary Care

Primary Care

Primary Care services offered in Rancho Mirage, Blythe and Santa Maria, CA and Henderson, NV

Finding a great primary care practitioner is one of the most essential things you can do to improve your health and wellness. For residents in and around Rancho Mirage, Blythe, and Santa Maria, California, in addition to Henderson, Nevada, Srinivas Vuthoori, MD, MBA, and the team Officium Health, are an outstanding resource for primary care services. You can meet with the team by booking a visit online or by phone.

Primary Care Q & A

What is primary care?

Primary care can be thought of as your starting point for all of your health needs. A primary care practitioner has extensive training and experience providing health care across many areas and for all phases of your adult life. 

Many people refer to their primary care team as their “medical home,” and that description encompasses the familiarity that comes with great primary care. Your practitioner should get to know not only your health statistics but also get to know you as a person. 

Preventive care is the foundation of good primary care. Routine exams allow your practitioner to deliver the screenings best suited for your age, sex, and overall health. 

When the unexpected arises, you can rely on your primary care provider for acute care, more commonly called sick visits. These appointments focus on diagnosing and treating a current health issue. 

Chronic disease management is also an essential part of primary care. Your provider can help improve your health and avoid some of the serious consequences of chronic disease. 

Why is my personal medical record so important?

Patients at Officium Health build a comprehensive personal medical record. The living document tracks your health data over time and becomes a valuable part of your health and wellness care. 

Once you’ve been a patient for a few years, your provider can review your medical record and quickly see if there are changes that suggest a developing health problem. If you rely on chronic disease management, your medical record tracks which treatments deliver the best results and allows for a high degree of customization. 

Finally, if you ever need to relocate or receive specialized care, your personal medical record goes with you. This provides a complete picture of your health history to your next practitioner, which saves time and enables continuity of care. 

Can my primary care provider assist if I need to see a specialist?

From time to time, many people need some form of specialized health services. At Officium Health, your practitioner can help you find the right specialist for your needs. 

Once you begin working with a specialist, your primary care provider remains in close contact with your extended health team. That ensures any questions about your health history are answered promptly. 

Communication also ensures you experience a smooth transition back into primary care once your specialized treatment is complete. Your provider will have the full details on any post-procedure care you need or any changes in your drug therapy. 

When you’re ready to begin, call the office to book a visit, or schedule online with just a few clicks of the mouse. You’ll enjoy the value-based primary care approach taken at Officium Health.