Your Primary Care Provider (PCP)
When a patient visits our Raleigh Brier Creek or Cary doctor’s office, their health is our top priority. Dr. Parikh is dedicated to providing each and every patient with the personalized, gentle care that they deserve. Part of Dr. Parikh’s commitment to serving our patients includes providing information that helps them to make more informed decisions about their health needs.
Consistent Care for the Patient
Having a solid primary care physician is important. As your PCP will be the “clearinghouse” for all activities, they are responsible for staying on top of all your medical activities whether provided in their office or in other locations with other ists. A single point to make sure everything should be working together smoothly is very essential -especially in cases where a patient may have ongoing health issues. Ongoing issues may include hypertension or diabetes to name a couple.
Regular Reviews of Medical Care
Older patients tend to have a number of issues occurring and, in particular, may be taking several medications at the same time. Many times these medications may be prescribed by a number of different doctors that don’t have the benefit of a full understanding of your particular medical situation and history. Primary Care Physicians often review patient medications and assist in finding alternatives that may work better for any number of reasons – as well as spot potential problems. By having a knowledgeable primary care doctor that is familiar with your issues and history, there is one more checkpoint to make sure your health care is going to be the best that it can be.
Experienced Local Doctors
Some of the services Dr. Parikh provides are same day sick visits, routine physicals, and general health tests as well as much more. He is committed to offering the very best care to all of his patients, and is passionate about keeping their health and well being as the forefront of his priorities. With a wide number of contacts throughout the Raleigh Triangle area, Dr Parikh is able to provide good referral doctors to assist with anything that is not handled directly by his office.
What is a Primary Care Physician?
A primary care provider (PCP) is a health care practitioner who sees people that have common medical problems. A primary care practice serves as the patient’s first point of entry into the health care system and as the continuing focal point for all needed health care services. Primary care practices provide health promotion, disease prevention, health maintenance, counseling, patient education, diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses in a variety of health care settings (e.g., office, inpatient, critical care, long-term care, home care, day care, etc.).