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Primary Care

Sycamore Medical Clinic

Internal Medicine & Certified Family Nurse Practitioners located in Palestine, TX

Routine primary care appointments are one of the easiest ways to preserve your health. Annual wellness exams, lab work, and preventive screenings can significantly reduce your risk of serious health problems. At Sycamore Medical Clinic, internal medicine physician Michael Gorby, MD, PA, and the team offer various primary care services, including family medicine, men and women’s health, and in-office procedures. To make an appointment at the practice in Palestine, Texas, call the office or click the online booking feature today.

Primary Care Q & A

What is primary care?

Primary care focuses on wellness and prevention. Specifically, it uses preemptive measures to identify and treat health problems before they become more severe and affect your quality of life. 

At Sycamore Medical Clinic, the team uses primary care to:

  • Determine your risk factors for certain diseases
  • Administer immunizations
  • Perform preventive screenings
  • Educate you on the importance of good nutrition and exercise

Primary care appointments also present an opportunity to ask questions and build a relationship with your physician.

What services does primary care provide?

At Sycamore Medical Clinic, the team offers a variety of primary care services, including:

Family medicine

Family medicine provides comprehensive health care for people 13 and older. That includes annual wellness exams, immunizations, lab testing, and prescription refills. 

Women’s health

Women’s health provides sex-specific screenings like Pap tests, breast exams, and pelvic exams. These measures can detect diseases like breast cancer and cervical cancer in their early stages of development. 

Men’s health

Men’s health provides sex-specific screenings like digital rectal exams (DREs) and prostate exams. If you’re aged 50 or older, the team recommends scheduling a men’s health exam at least once a year.

In-office procedures

If you develop a plantar wart or suffer a puncture wound, the team provides in-office procedures. Some of the most common procedures include lesion removal, excisional biopsy, wound care, and laceration repairs.

Why is primary care necessary?

Primary care is vital because it can improve your health and extend your life. When you visit the team at Sycamore Medical Clinic regularly, you’re more likely to receive an early diagnosis when potentially serious conditions are easiest to treat. That results in better outcomes, lower costs, and improved quality of life.

What if my condition requires a specialist?

The primary care physicians at Sycamore Medical Clinic treat most acute and chronic illnesses; however, if your condition requires more targeted care, they can refer you to a specialist in the area. If necessary, the team can even coordinate care between providers and monitor your progress over time.

What does a primary care appointment involve?

At Sycamore Medical Clinic, the team tailors primary care to each individual’s health history and needs. Following an exam and a review of your records, they can make recommendations to improve your health and well-being.

To schedule a primary care appointment at Sycamore Medical Clinic, call the office or click the online booking feature today.