There are countless reasons why it is important to find the right primary care physician. It is comfortable to see the same doctor that your father went to. However, in the last several decades, research has progressed the medical field quite a bit, and you want to make sure your primary care physician maintains accreditation at peak levels and stays abreast of the latest findings in the field of medicine by pursuing ongoing education. Dr. Gertrude Chimeka-Anyanwoke, MD, FIDSA is a primary care physician whose focus is on preventative medicine and women’s health.
Preventative healthcare or preventative medicine consists of medical services provided with the goal of ensuring that patients remain free of both mental and physical disorders that can find their roots in patients’ genetics, environments, or even their lifestyles. A large part of any primary care physician's focus should be on preventative medicine, because it not only saves insurance companies money, it also saves people money, and it also saves people from dying needless deaths.
With a little knowledge and quality medical care, Dr. Chimeka-Anyanwoke hopes to help prevent many of these deaths in her patients. The best way to do this is with wellness visits. During these visits, you will be screened for potential problems like:
Diabetes was the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. in 2017. Diabetes does damage to both small and large blood vessels, which can cause a stroke or heart attack. The kidneys, feet, eyes, and nerves are also commonly damaged.
Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
In 2018, nearly half a million deaths in the U.S. included hypertension as a primary or contributing cause. Hypertension damages arteries that often become blocked hindering blood flow to the heart muscle or to the brain.
Having high blood cholesterol raises the risk for heart disease and stroke. This includes peripheral vascular disease, and high cholesterol is also connected to diabetes and hypertension.
One person dies every 36 seconds in the U.S. from cardiovascular disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America.
Women’s health is an area of medicine that covers an array of concerns that women face daily, from the health of their sexual and reproductive organs to mammograms, and chronic problems, like migraines or depression. Dr. Chimeka-Anyanwoke treats uterine fibroids, urinary incontinence, and sexually transmitted diseases. She treats anxiety disorders and can even treat a substance abuse issue.
Having a primary care physician that understands women’s health is crucial when a woman needs compassionate, individualized, and comprehensive medical services. Dr. Chimeka-Anyanwoke offers services like:
- Well visits
- General examinations
- Medical history assessments
- Imaging services
- Infertility assessments
- Menopause treatment and care
- Specialty care, like cardiovascular or breast services
- Nutrition counseling
As a primary care physician, Dr. Chimeka-Anyanwoke offers geriatric and pediatric care, too, and much more. She cares about her patients’ well-being, both physically and mentally. Visit your primary care physician on a regular basis to make the most of your life. Call us to schedule today at (225) 570-4476.