As an internal medicine specialist, Dr. Vijay Patel has diverse experience in diagnosing and treating a number of different conditions. This makes him the ideal first stop for your medical care. He can perform annual exams, help you manage chronic disease, and address chronic pain. Men and women in Perth Amboy, New Jersey or Old Bridge, New Jersey can call his office for an appointment or use the online booking agent.
Primary Care Q & A
What is the role of a primary care physician?
In the broad sense, a primary care physician is your conduit to the entire medical system. Dr. Patel offers a number of valuable services, including:
- Ensuring you get all recommended medical screenings and health risk assessments
- Offering referrals to specialists if necessary
- Providing preventive care so you can live the healthiest life possible
- Advising in the case of minor emergencies so you can go to the right place for care
What types of conditions are addressed by a primary care physician?
As a primary care physician, Dr. Patel can treat a number of conditions that need immediate attention. These include:
- Ear pain
- Chronic, lingering headaches
- Persistent cough
- Rashes or skin conditions
- Abdominal pain
If you’re not sure if Dr. Patel is the right person to help you with your health concern, call the office to discuss your symptoms. The staff team addresses your concerns and makes an appointment or steers you to the right care.
Why should I have a regular primary care physician?
A primary care physician like Dr. Patel is your partner in promoting your well-being and health needs. He provides continuity of care, keeping track of illnesses, health markers, and any prescription medications you’re taking. Continuity of care improves the chances you’ll be diagnosed and treated correctly if you have an emergency or critical health issue. A doctor who knows your health history is also likely to identify the potential warning signs of a change in your health.
Dr. Patel offers education on nutrition and lifestyle habits to promote your long-term health with a focus on wellness and prevention. He also helps you stay on top of necessary screenings and navigate medical specialists, should you need one.
What chronic conditions can a primary care physician manage?
When you’re diagnosed with a chronic condition, it’s important to have health care support to help you maintain as high of a quality of life as possible. Chronic diseases that Dr. Patel manages include:
- High blood pressure
- Seasonal allergies
Dr. Patel helps you understand the nuances of your specific condition and how you can adapt your lifestyle to maintain a high quality of life.