Primary Care Specialist

North Houston Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine Physician located in Cypress, TX

Your primary care physician’s office acts as a home base for all of your general health needs. Whether you need to update your vaccinations or receive treatment for a sore throat, internal medicine physician Ashish Kapoor, MD, at North Houston Internal Medicine in Cypress, Texas, can assist. Dr. Kapoor offers a full suite of primary care services to both men and women. Make an appointment today by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool.

Primary Care Q & A

What is primary care?

Primary care is a branch of medicine focused on diagnosing and treating common health problems, including aches and pains, the flu, coughs, sore throats, and musculoskeletal injuries. 

In addition, primary care physicians like Dr. Kapoor can:

  • Offer medical counseling
  • Monitor your health goals against your lifestyle over time
  • Help you prevent chronic disease
  • Update your immunizations

Primary care also involves preventive screening measures, such as annual physicals, and prostate exams.

Why is primary care important?

Primary care is important because it helps you maintain good health at an affordable cost. Investing in a physical exam at least once every year is an easy way to catch serious health problems early on and to alert you to potentially deadly diseases including hypertension and high cholesterol. Aside from promoting your physical health and well-being, primary care also presents an opportunity to nurture and grow your relationship with Dr. Kapoor and his caring staff. 

Are there different types of primary care?

There are four separate branches of primary care, but Dr. Kapoor focuses on two, in particular: internal medicine and obstetrics/gynecology. Internal medicine is a type of primary care that focuses on diagnosing and treating adults. Obstetrics and gynecology, on the other hand, focuses on women’s reproductive health and family planning services, such as birth control and prenatal care. 

What if I need to see a specialist?

Primary care physicians like Dr. Kapoor can treat a variety of problems, including strep throat, the common cold, bronchitis, and even diabetes. However, some medical issues require the guidance and insight of a trained medical specialist. If Dr. Kapoor thinks you can benefit from working with a specialist, he’ll refer you to a professional in the area. If necessary, Dr. Kapoor can also coordinate care between his office and another provider. 

Is primary care covered by insurance?

Most major health insurance providers cover several primary care services, including an annual physical, preventive screenings, and laboratory work. In addition, clinical studies show that people who have access to a primary care physician spend less money on health care and have better health. 

Whether you’ve recently moved to the area or you want to establish primary care with a new physician, Dr. Kapoor and the team at North Houston Internal Medicine can help. Make an appointment by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool today.