Primary Care Doctors Accepting New Patients in Webster TX
Dr. Smriti Choudhary, MD, and Dr. Niraj Choudhary, MD, are available for your wellness and health at the Primary Care Center of Clear Lake. We are conveniently located at 360 E Medical Center Blvd Suite A Webster, TX 77598. For more information, please contact us or schedule an appointment online.
Table of Contents:
How do I find a primary care doctor in Webster, TX?
What should a new patient ask their doctor?
What happens at the first appointment with the primary doctor?
What can a primary care physician detect?
What are the four main reasons to see a primary care provider?
A primary care doctor, also known as a primary care physician (PCP), is a doctor who provides comprehensive medical care for patients of all ages and genders. These medical professionals focus on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of a wide variety of health conditions. In addition, a PCP often serves as a patient’s advocate, coordinating care with specialists and other health professionals.
Looking for a qualified and trusted primary care doctor can be a tiring and taxing task, but knowing where to look and what to look for can make the difference between being satisfied or disappointed with your primary care physician. First and foremost, it is important to gather a list of referrals; which can be from friends and family or medical professionals. After creating a list of potential patients, it is time to go through this list and gauge the quality of care that each doctor can provide. This typically involves going over their website and looking up their credentials or online reviews but also conducting in-person visits where you meet with the physician.
The questions a new patient should ask their doctor are different for each individual as they directly pertain to each patient’s unique situation. For example, a diabetic patient might ask the doctor what experience they have treating diabetes, how many patients with diabetes they treat, and how they handle the complications of diabetes. These questions can serve as a guideline to help you make a list of what questions to ask your doctor:
• How long have you been practicing medicine?
• Are you board-certified?
• Do you have a specialization?
• How many patients do you currently treat?
It may also help to consider:
• Their communication style
• Their office procedures and protocol
• Hours of operation
• Location of the clinic
A primary care doctor provides both the first contact for a person with an undiagnosed health concern (injuries and illnesses alike) as well as continuing care for varied medical issues, not limited to one type of specialty. When you visit a primary care doctor for the first time, they will record your medical history, update your patient file, and perform a physical examination. Based on this information, the primary care doctor may order additional tests and schedule follow-up appointments; they may also refer their patient to a specialist or other health professional.
The first appointment with a primary care physician serves as a time for them to get to know their patient better, and for their patient to learn more about how they can provide for their needs.
A primary care physician can detect virtually all common injuries and illnesses, from the flu and conjunctivitis to strains and fractures. This includes:
• Chronic Joint Diseases
• Diabetes Management
• Cardiovascular Diseases
• Respiratory Diseases
• Lipid Disorders
The four main reasons to see a primary care physician include:
• Your PCP knows you best and can develop a treatment plan based on your personal preferences, medical history, health goals, and lifestyle habits
• Your PCP manages your overall care and coordinates care with other medical professionals, including specialists
• Your PCP helps prevent disease
• Your PCP can help prevent hospitalization
If you are looking for a new primary care doctor, come to the Primary Care Center of Clear Lake to meet with our physician! Contact us today or book an appointment online with our primary care doctor, who is accepting new patients, or visit our clinic, conveniently located at 360 E Medical Center Blvd Suite A Webster, TX 77598. We serve patients from Webster TX, Seabrook TX, Friendswood TX, League City TX, and Nassau Bay TX. We look forward to serving you!
Additional Services We Offer
- 2D ECHO
- ABI Testing
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Anxiety Disorder
- Aortic Aneurysm Screening
- Body Composition Testing
- Cancer Screening
- Carotid Doppler
- Chronic Condition Management
- Chronic Kidney Disease
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
- Congestive Heart Failure
- COPD & Asthma
- Coronary Heart Disease
- COVID-19 Testing
- Dementia Screening
- Diabetes Management
- Food Allergies
- Food Sensitivity
- Geriatric Care
- Individual Nutritional and Lifestyle Counselling
- Indoor Allergies
- Internal Medicine
- Lipid Disorders
- Medical Weight-Loss
- Outdoor Allergies
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Primary Care
- Resting Metabolic Rate Testing
- Thyroid Scan
- Wellness Exams for Men
- Wellness Exams for Women