Primary Care Specialist

Parkway Medical

Internists & Primary Care Practice located in Glen Burnie, MD

For optimal health, all adults should develop life-long relationships with a primary care physician who gets to know them personally. The caring team at Parkway Medical in Glen Burnie, Maryland, welcomes new and existing patients who need to become established with a primary care physician. You can click on the online booking feature to schedule an exam, or call the clinic directly.

Primary Care Q & A

Why do I need to see a primary care doctor?

The role of your primary care doctor is to be your single point of contact for all of your health care needs. They’re the center of your preventive care and chronic disease management plan, so you can prevent chronic diseases or get early intervention if something is awry. It’s important to see your primary care doctor to:

  • Check for high blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Get caught up on routine immunizations
  • Ensure you’re healthy enough for work, travel, or sports
  • Get updated treatment plans for chronic ailments

Getting established with a primary care physician can save you time down the line, too. If you ever do get sick or have an injury — since your provider already knows you and has all of your medical records on hand — you can generally be seen quickly, possibly even the same day.

How often do I need a physical?

It just depends on your overall health, as well as your personal and family medical history. In most cases, your primary care physician at Parkway Medical wants to see you once a year.

But if you need chronic disease management, such as with diabetes or heart disease, you might need to plan on at least 2-3 visits annually. When you come in for your physical, your provider can let you know about how often you should plan on scheduling a physical exam.

What happens during a primary care visit?

Parkway Medical tailors your primary care visit — or annual exam — to your specific needs. Exams may vary from person to person, or from visit to visit, based on your overall health. Most primary care visits include:

  • Head-to-toe evaluation
  • Blood pressure and pulse check
  • Body mass index (BMI) analysis
  • Weight loss management
  • Blood draw or urinalysis
  • Prescription medication updates

It’s also important to head to Parkway Medical each fall for your annual flu shot. The dedicated team offers thorough preventive care so you can stay on top of your health and improve your quality of life.

Get established with your dedicated primary care physician at Parkway Medical by scheduling an exam. Book online or over the phone.