A primary care doctor is the “home base” for your health care, providing preventive treatment to help you maintain your health, diagnosing and treating conditions before they become serious, and coordinating with specialists. At New Haven Medical Services in Seneca, South Carolina, Peter Kwofie, MD, serves as a primary care doctor for adults age 18 and older. To book a primary care appointment at New Haven Medical Services, call or click today.
A strong relationship with a primary care doctor like Dr. Kwofie is a strong asset to your health. When you have a short-term illness, such as a cold, flu, or infection, you can see a doctor who you know and trust, and who is familiar medical history, in a manner that isn’t possible in an emergency room or at an urgent care clinic. If you develop a chronic condition that requires special care, he will help you coordinate and manage your treatment and work closely with your other doctors.
Seeing Dr. Kwofie for regular checkups will help you stay healthier in the long term. He’ll be able to detect any chronic conditions before they become serious and connect you to the treatment you need, and will make sure you’re up to date on preventive measures, including shots. As your primary care doctor, he also helps you manage any risks you have for developing health problems in the future.
It’s important to get regular checkups to screen for chronic conditions and get a big picture sense of your health, but how exactly often you go depends on your age and risk factors. If you’re 50 years of age or older, you should get an annual checkup. However, if you’re an adult younger than 50, you may only need to go in for a checkup every two to three years.
Regardless of your age, Dr. Kwofie may recommend annual checkups to monitor your health more closely if you’re overweight or if conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol run in your family. He’ll devise a checkup schedule after evaluating your health and risk factors.
As a primary care doctor, Dr. Kwofie has both a broad and deep understanding of the medical conditions affecting adults. If your medical conditions are beyond his scope, he may refer you to a specialist, and because he’ll know you well, he’ll be able to find a specialist who fits your needs and personality. Even as you receive specialist treatment for your chronic conditions, he monitors how your condition is affecting your body in general and interacts with other health concerns, which is difficult to do on your own.
To visit Dr. Kwofie for primary care at New Haven Medical Services, call or use the convenient online booking tool today.