Primary Care Specialist

Valencia Medical Center -  - General Practitioner

Valencia Medical Center

General Practitioners & Family Medicine located in Olympia Heights, Miami, FL

Primary care is your go-to for all of your medical needs. At Valencia Medical Center in Olympia Heights, Miami, Florida, Judith Valencia, MD, and Inti Fernandez, MD, are primary care providers who prioritize patient health and disease prevention by offering a range of diagnostic and treatment services. To schedule your primary care visit, call Valencia Medical Center or book online today.

Primary Care Q&A

What is primary care?

Primary care is the first place you go when you have a medical concern that isn’t an emergency. Your primary care provider gets to know you well as you make appointments for sick visits and health concerns as well as preventive care like physical exams. 

Primary care physicians have a broad knowledge of general health, including the health and wellness of multiple organs and systems. If something falls outside their expertise, they can refer you to a local specialist who you can trust to continue the evaluation or treatment. 

At Valencia Medical Center, the team can meet all of your primary care needs and the needs of your family members. Primary care applies to people of all ages, and primary care physicians are familiar with the health and wellness requirements of any age group. 

Which services does primary care include?

Valencia Medical Center offers you and your family a wide range of primary care services that give you easy access to professional assessment and advice. You can schedule an appointment any time for:

Physical exams

Physical exams are general assessments to review and record many details about your health. You can get one every year for your own benefit, and you can come in for as-needed physical exams for school, sports, immigration, or employment. 

Sick visits

Sick visits are doctor’s visits you schedule when you’re not feeling well. The team evaluates your symptoms and can provide diagnostic testing.

Chronic disease management

Chronic disease management improves your well-being while living with long-term illnesses like diabetes, arthritis, fibromyalgia, or complex regional pain syndrome. 

Immunizations

Immunizations, or vaccines, are preventive injections that teach your immune system to recognize and fight infectious illnesses like polio, chickenpox, or COVID-19.

Why is primary care important?

Primary care is important because it gives you easy and familiar access to health care as a whole. Your primary care provider learns about your personal preferences and needs and can implement that information in your care to make it more personalized. 

Your primary care provider may also be better able to diagnose you than other providers who you’ve never seen before. They can detect changes in your behavior, appearance, or measurements that may indicate the need for more testing or screenings because they’ve seen you before. 

Additionally, since you see your primary care provider regularly, you might be more motivated to schedule a visit due to the familiarity. You don’t have to visit an unfamiliar office or meet a new physician every time you need medical care. 

To schedule an appointment for any primary care service at Valencia Medical Center, call the office or book online today.