Primary Care Q & A

What is primary care?

Primary care refers to a general medical practice that helps you manage all aspects of your health and wellness, including any chronic health conditions. With specialists, you may not know who you need to see for various health complaints. In most cases, Dr. Rowland and his team at Boca General & Family Medicine can provide you with the care you need.

Establishing a relationship with Dr. Rowland and his team helps foster a trusting patient-doctor relationship. The team gets to know you, treats you like one of the family, and ensures you get what you need to live the happiest, healthiest life possible.

What health conditions can be managed by primary care?

Dr. Rowland is a family medicine physician and spent years training so he could manage many chronic health conditions. Some of his areas of expertise include:

  • Diabetes
  • Cardiac care
  • Pulmonary conditions, such as asthma
  • Hypertension

Dr. Rowland also has the ability to manage your chronic care by monitoring your condition, requesting special tests, and refilling medications as needed. He also received additional training so he could manage common dermatological conditions, such as skin biopsies for cancer and removal of skin tags or warts.

As your general practitioner, Dr. Rowland and his team also provide immunizations, which are shots that protect you from common contagious diseases, such as the flu, pneumonia, hepatitis, and shingles.

What if I need a special test?

Boca General & Family Medicine is a full-service medical practice that conducts many common tests with its in-house lab. The practice offers ultrasounds, which is a noninvasive test that uses soundwave technology to generate images of your internal organs.

You may need an ultrasound if the team at Boca General & Family Medicine wants to take a closer look at your heart, liver, or kidneys to rule out a medical diagnosis. Ultrasounds are also used to help diagnose common issues that affect women, including fibroids and ovarian cysts.

Boca General & Family Medicine is a family-run practice equipped to handle many of your health care needs. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online to become a member of the patient family.