Primary Care Specialist

Healthcare Medical Group of La Mesa

Primary Care Practice & Internal Medicine located in La Mesa, CA

If you have a chronic condition, such as diabetes or asthma, you deserve reliable care to promote your lasting health. At Healthcare Medical Group of La Mesa in La Mesa, California, Venu Prabaker, MD, and his team offer quality primary care and aggressive preventive care services to keep you healthy. Whether you need a routine check-up, blood tests, or a diagnostic test, the practice is a one-stop-shop for all your primary care needs. Call today, or request an appointment online.

Primary Care Q & A

What is primary care?

Imagine how hard it would be to stay healthy if you had to go to the emergency room every time you got sick. You’d be getting health care only when you felt your worst — not when the visit might prevent illness.

Primary care is preventive care. It’s designed to keep you healthy, today and in the future. Primary care usually includes an array of preventive services to match your age, gender, and other circumstances. Healthcare Medical Group of La Mesa offers services such as:

  • Annual wellness exams and physicals
  • Vaccines
  • Blood work and testing
  • Smoking cessation programs
  • Behavioral health

Dr. Prabaker is dedicated to patient education and partnering with each patient to create personalized treatment plans to manage chronic diseases.

What happens during a primary care visit?

Your provider at Healthcare Medical Group of La Mesa reviews your medical history with you. The team asks about past illnesses and surgeries, along with any medications you’re taking. Your provider also listens to your heart and lungs and examines your ears, eyes, nose, and throat.

Primary care visits also involve checking your vital signs, including:

  • Blood pressure
  • Height and weight
  • Temperature
  • Pulse

The team may update your immunizations and advise you to get a flu shot if needed.

What else is included in primary care?

At Healthcare Medical Group of La Mesa, your provider’s goal is to improve and maintain your health throughout your life.

Dr. Prabaker and the team promote patient education and collaborative care. They encourage their patients to play an active role in their treatment programs. They ask them to learn more about their condition and understand how they can make small but significant life changes that support a healthier future.

Depending on your current health and future goals, other primary care practices can include:

  • Counseling
  • Disease prevention
  • Health maintenance
  • Behavioral therapy
  • Physical therapy

Dr. Prabaker can also design an individualized weight management plan that lowers your risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, hypertension, and other chronic diseases.

The products that the Healthcare Medical Group of La Mesa recommends never contain dangerous heavy metals or other toxins. So you can rest easy, knowing that you’re receiving holistic, all-natural care.

Dr. Prabaker and the team at Healthcare Medical Group of La Mesa deliver the most comprehensive care possible. To schedule a primary care visit with the team, call the office or book online today.