At Lathrop Urgent Care, Dr. Rajesh Mareshwari serves the residents of many communities in the area including Manteca and Lathrop, California. At the facility, the staff offers many services that fall under the category of primary care.
Primary care is generalized healthcare. It covers a wide variety of common fields of medicine including family practice, OB/GYN, internal medicine, and pediatrics. A primary care physician is capable of managing all aspects of his patient's health care, including wellness checks and preventative medicine. A physician who specializes in primary care can also assist his patient in losing weight through the use of medically supervised weight loss plans. Physicians who take on the responsibility of offering primary care have been trained in many areas of medicine and will often times treat patients of all ages as part of their general practice.
Most physicians recommend seeing their patients at least once a year for a wellness or preventative exam. An annual exam can uncover many potential health issues before they become major problems. An annual exam normally involves a blood pressure check, blood glucose test, weigh in, and for women, a pelvic exam, and a mammogram. In addition to an annual wellness exam, doctors encourage their patients to seek medical attention whenever they have a health concern that is accompanied by a prolonged fever, wounds that do not heal in a timely fashion, or pain that lasts longer than two or three days.
Acute and chronic are two terms generally used to describe a specific degree of pain or illness. When a condition is described as acute, it is immediate, short-term, intense, and severe. Acute pain, for example, comes on quickly, is extremely intense, and does not lessen in severity. Chronic pain, on the other hand, is the opposite. Chronic pain comes on slowly, lasts for several hours, and can vary in intensity. Chronic pain can range from a dull ache to a stabbing pain. In order for a pain or health condition to be considered chronic, the patient must have experienced it to some degree for at least six consecutive months.
At Lathrop Urgent Care, we strive to make our urgent care service affordable for you. For this reason, we accept all major insurances and HMO's. If you have questions about which insurance is accepted, please call our office.
"I went here for the first time and it was one of the best experiences i've had in an Urgent Care. I will definitely come here again for any further health issues."
I highly recommend this very friendly and personable Urgent Care location. I felt like I was a regular long-time patient.