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Primary Care

Balboa Medical Center & Spa

Laser & Medical Spa & Internal Medicine located in Encino, CA

From treating the common cold to managing diabetes, your primary care doctor is the first person you call for nearly any question or concern regarding your health. At Balboa Medical Center & Spa in Encino, California, Dr. Amir Raeesy provides holistic, patient-centered care for everybody seeking medical advice or treatment. To schedule an appointment, call Balboa Medical Center & Spa or book a visit online today.

Primary Care Q & A

What is primary care?

Primary care physicians (PCP) specialize in treating the whole person. This is why you see your PCP for nearly any preventive screening or sick care appointment.

When you’re not feeling well or need a checkup, your PCP is the first person you turn to for care. They can refer you to specialists if you need specialty care.

Which services does primary care provide?

Internist, Dr. Amir Raeesy at Balboa Medical Center & Spa offers a wide range of preventive and acute care services, such as:

  • Cold and flu treatment
  • IV fluids
  • Tuberculosis (TB) testing
  • High blood pressure treatment
  • Diabetes management
  • Thyroid control
  • Urgent care
  • Minor injuries and burns
  • Blood testing
  • Urine testing
  • Smoking cessation
  • Physical exams

Balboa Medical Center & Spa encourages preventive measures, such as a healthy diet, exercise, and good lifestyle habits, to help treat and manage a variety of chronic conditions.

When should I see a primary care doctor?

It’s important to see your primary care doctor at least once a year for an annual physical exam. During these preventive appointments, your provider at Balboa Medical Center & Spa evaluates your general health and assesses your risk for certain diseases. 

You should also schedule a visit with your primary care doctor for routine vaccinations and before you stop taking or switch medications. Balboa Medical Center & Spa encourages you to schedule an appointment right away if you’re experiencing one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Body aches
  • Night sweats
  • Severe fatigue
  • Sudden pain
  • Sore throat
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Diarrhea
  • Chest congestion
  • Wheezing
  • Persistent coughing
  • Stuffy or runny nose

An early visit to your primary care doctor can help you identify health problems as soon as they develop. It also allows you to seek care and treatment at the first sign of trouble. As a patient-centered practice, Balboa Medical Center & Spa is always available to answer any questions or concerns regarding your health. 

Whether you need a checkup or strep throat treatment, Balboa Medical Center & Spa provides the best care for every patient. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.