Primary Care Specialist

Salient Health Primary Care

Primary Care Practice & Addiction Medicine Physicians located in Goodlettsville, TN

Even in this day of one-stop urgent care, it’s still important to see a provider who knows you and is familiar with your medical history. At Salient Health Primary Care in Goodlettsville, Tennessee,the team offers primary care to patients for health maintenance, disease prevention, and treatment of acute or chronic illnesses. If you’re looking to schedule your next primary care appointment, call the office today or request your visit online.

Primary Care Q&A

What is primary care?

Primary care is health care provided by a medical professional who sees you routinely regarding your overall health. Unlike a specialist who may focus only on one area of your body or physical health, the Salient Health Primary Care team is equipped to treat many conditions. The team can lead you in treating your diabetes, prescribe your blood pressure medication, give you an annual physical exam, and coach you on disease prevention.

The team at Salient Health Primary Care will evaluate your needs and refer you to a specialist if they feel conditions need some fine-tuning. Physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners you regularly see for your general medical care are all considered primary care providers.

What are the benefits of primary care?

One goal of the team is to become familiar with the intricacies of your health and wellbeing. When you come as a new patient with a preexisting condition, your provider will evaluate your previous history carefully.

For instance, your. provider may want to check some labs to clarify how well your blood sugar is managed if you have diabetes, or whether your cholesterol level is responding to the medication you started a few months ago. This prevents your health care from “slipping through the cracks” and helps spot early warning signs that your medical conditions might be worsening or you may be developing new issues.

Once you’re an established patient, your provider acts as your healthcare manager or supervisor. They will expect to see you routinely for physical exams and checks regarding known conditions. If you need further care by a specialist, he’ll sort out what kind of specialist you need and help facilitate those visits.

When should I see my primary care provider?

Beyond regularly scheduled follow-up care for known medical conditions or annual exams, patients should consider seeing the team at Salient Health Primary Care before going to an urgent care clinic or the emergency room. Unless the illness is causing severe symptoms, or you have concerns that your life is at risk, a provider can be available for a thorough exam.

The team at Salient Health Primary Care encourages you to contact the office to schedule your primary care visit — sometimes called a sick visit — when you have symptoms such as:

  • A cough that won’t go away
  • A persistent or high fever
  • Pain in an uninjured part of the body
  • Blood in the urine
  • Difficulty breathing caused by congestion

If you’re experiencing any illness symptoms, call Salient Health Primary Care in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, or request a visit online to schedule your primary care appointment.