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Primary Care

Akachi Primary and Urgent Care

Primary Care Practice & Urgent Care located in Greenbelt, MD

Primary care includes most of the routine health services you need in a given year. At Akachi Primary and Urgent Care in Greenbelt, Maryland, Mercy Eseme-Efobi, DNP, FNP-BC, MSN, Clement Efobi, PMHNP, MSN, MPH, and their team provide in-person and telehealth primary care visits so you can keep up with all of your health and wellness needs. Book an appointment by calling the office or by scheduling online today.

Primary Care Q & A

What is primary care?

Primary care is a wide specialty in medicine that gives you easy access to the care you need, even just to maintain your health. 

Akachi Primary and Urgent Care offers all of the treatments and services you need within primary care, including preventive care, sick visits, chronic disease management, and even mental health assessments.

Annual physical exams, or physicals, are a cornerstone of primary care medicine. By visiting yearly, you can get a general overview of your health and wellness as well as more in-depth tests based on your health concerns and risks, like STD testing or cancer screenings. 

The team at Akachi Primary and Urgent Care becomes familiar with your health and wellness needs so they can provide optimal care for you in the future. To make your health care as simple as possible, they offer visits in the office as well as telehealth visits that you can attend remotely. 

Which conditions can primary care treat?

Primary care addresses many basic medical conditions that don’t require evaluation or treatment from a specialist. For such conditions, primary care prioritizes conservative treatments and health-promoting lifestyle changes over surgeries and hospital stays. 

You can receive care at Akachi Primary and Urgent Care for conditions like:

  • Cold and flu
  • COVID-19
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Upper respiratory infections
  • Headaches
  • Vaginitis
  • Eczema
  • Strep throat
  • Pink eye
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension/high blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Minor broken bones

If you arrive without a diagnosis, the team asks about your symptoms, performs a physical exam, and recommends any necessary tests in the in-house lab. Urinalysis, blood draws, and swab tests can all tell the team a lot about the illness affecting you and why you have symptoms. 

Then, the team creates your personalized care plan according to the results. 

What happens during my primary care appointments?

At the start of any primary care visit in the office, the team takes your height, weight, blood pressure, and heart rate. They give you a basic physical exam. You can even get some components of a physical exam during a telehealth visit with the team at Akachi Primary and Urgent Care. 

After the brief exam and update on your medical history, the team can prescribe medication, perform minor in-office procedures and testing, or refer you to specialists. They also encourage you to make healthy changes to your lifestyle whether you’re sick or perfectly healthy already. 

To book any primary care service at any time, schedule online or call Akachi Primary and Urgent Care for an appointment now.