Primary Care Medicine Specialist

Primary Care Medicine

Primary Care Medicine services offered in Texas, Houston, TX

Primary care medicine encompasses the services you need to stay healthy and well throughout adulthood. As a primary care physician with board-certification in internal medicine and a specialization in adult care, Anand Balasubramanian, MD, PA, treats acute illnesses, offers comprehensive preventive health services, and provides chronic disease management. If you have questions about your health or need to establish a medical home with a primary care provider, call one of the two offices in Houston, Texas, or request an appointment online today.

What is primary care medicine?

Primary care is an area of medicine dedicated to managing your health and wellness throughout your lifetime. As your primary care provider, Dr. Balasubramanian serves as the first person you call whether you need a sick visit, chronic disease management, or preventive health care.

As an internal medicine physician, Dr. Balasubramanian has extensive training and experience in the full range of conditions affecting adults. He coordinates all of your adult care, recommending community resources and referring you to specialists or admitting you to the hospital when needed.

What conditions do primary care providers treat?

Some of the problems often treated by Dr. Balasubramanian include:

  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Diabetes
  • Acid reflux
  • High blood pressure
  • Post-stroke care
  • Headaches
  • Deafness
  • Neuropathy
  • Abdominal pain
  • Liver disease
  • Heart disease
  • Dizziness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Respiratory infections
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Gastrointestinal infections, including H. pylori stomach infections
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

This list isn't comprehensive, but it gives you a good summary of the many conditions included in primary care medicine.

What services are available through primary care?

Dr. Balasubramanian delivers value-based medical care, helping you prevent health conditions while also providing long-term chronic disease management.

Services you may receive include:

  • Annual physicals
  • Health screenings and assessments
  • Immunizations
  • Chronic pain management
  • Mental health screenings
  • Weight management
  • Geriatric care
  • Medication management
  • Allergy testing and treatment
  • Treatment for opioid dependence

Dr. Balasubramanian also takes care of women’s and men’s unique health care needs.

What specialized diagnostics might I receive through primary care?

Dr. Balasubramanian conveniently offers an array of in-house diagnostics, including:

Autonomic nervous system (ANS) testing

If you have a health condition known to damage autonomic nerves or symptoms that suggest autonomic nerve problems, Dr. Balasubramanian performs ANS testing. 

Ankle brachial index (ABI) testing

ABI testing is a quick and painless test to check for peripheral artery disease in your legs.

Brain wave testing

An in-office electroencephalogram (EEG) reveals abnormal brain waves, helping to diagnose conditions such as epilepsy, seizures, strokes, dementia, and brain damage caused by an injury.

Electrocardiogram (EKG)

An EKG can help diagnose many types of heart disease, making it the first test performed in patients with symptoms like chest pain, difficulty breathing, palpitations, and dizziness.

ENG/VAT testing

Electronystagmography (ENG) and vestibular autorotation testing (VAT) are two tests for diagnosing the cause of dizziness, vertigo, or balance problems.

If you need an experienced and compassionate primary care provider, call Anand Balasubramanian, MD, PA, or request an appointment online today.

 Anand Balasubramanian, MD