Participating in regular primary care appointments is one of the easiest ways to lower your risk of serious health problems while promoting general well-being. Integrative health specialist Melissa Cooley, DNP, FNP, and the caring team at CoolMed in San Antonio, Texas, proudly offer a wide range of primary care services, including wellness visits, preventive screenings, immunizations, and detox programs. To make your appointment, call the office or book online today.

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What is primary care?

Primary care is a branch of medicine focused on improving your health and well-being. Primary care providers like Dr. Cooley and the team at CoolMed work to diagnose, treat, and prevent both acute ailments and chronic disease. They also provide nutritional counseling and monitor your health and lifestyle goals over time, a process known as health promotion.

Are there different types of primary care services?

The team at CoolMed offers a variety of primary care services, including:

Primary care and wellness visits

A wellness visit is a preventive screening measure used to preserve your health. During this type of appointment, your doctor conducts a physical exam, reviews your medical history, and asks you about any unusual symptoms you’re experiencing. Many serious medical conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes don’t present symptoms early on. Wellness visits can alert you to potential problems when they’re easiest to treat.

Chronic disease management

At CoolMed, the team specializes in chronic disease management. They regularly assist men, women, and teens in managing conditions like cardiovascular disease, hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, and hyperglycemia. Patients can also access diagnoses and treatment of autoimmune and inflammatory conditions, endocrine disorders, and gastrointestinal concerns.

Laboratory testing

Laboratory testing refers to screening procedures like complete blood counts (CBC), urinalysis, glycated hemoglobin (A1C) tests, and STD screenings. These and other tests can provide you with key insights and information about your health. 

Detox programs

The foods you eat and beverages you drink directly affect your physical health and well-being. At CoolMed, the detox programs encourage your lymphatic system to drain toxins from your body, boosting your energy levels, improving your physical health, and lowering your risk of serious health problems in the future.

Why should I consider primary care?

Anyone who wants to improve their health, energy levels, and longevity can benefit from primary care. Visiting CoolMed at least once each year for a physical exam is one of the easiest and most effective ways to preserve your health for years to come.

Primary care also presents an opportunity for you to build a relationship with your doctor. You can ask questions, discuss concerns, and get to know your provider. Clinical studies show that strong physician-client relationships also improve patient outcomes. 

To request your primary care appointment at CoolMed, call the office or book online today.