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Primary Care services offered in Laurel, MD

Primary care refers to health care that follows you through your lifetime, providing treatment for acute illnesses, managing chronic conditions, and offering the services you need to stay healthy and well. At MyHealth LLC in Laurel, Maryland, Myriam Diatta, MSN, FNP-BC, serves as your primary care provider. As a licensed family-centered health care provider who also holds board certification as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, Myriam provides customized medical and mental health care that helps you enjoy a thriving life. To schedule an in-person or telehealth appointment, call the office or use the online booking feature today.

Primary Care Q & A

What is primary care?

Primary care refers to comprehensive care that takes care of your overall health and wellness. As your primary care provider, Myriam is your first point of contact any time you need treatment for an illness, management of a chronic condition, or preventive health care.

Primary care providers get to know each patient. You receive prompt, personalized care during sick and wellness visits because Myriam knows your medical history and understands your concerns.

MyHealth LLC also makes primary care accessible for everyone with options such as telehealth, house calls, and concierge medicine.

What primary care services might I receive?

MyHealth LLC offers all the services you expect from a family practitioner office, including:

  • Wellness visits
  • Sick visits
  • Preventive health care
  • Health screenings
  • COVID-19 testing
  • Immunizations
  • Weight loss management
  • Chronic disease management
  • Mental health care
  • Dermatologic (skin) treatment
  • Travel medication

The different conditions that fall under these services are too numerous to give you a comprehensive list. Myriam frequently treats acute illnesses like ear infections, urinary tract infections, and upper respiratory tract infections. Examples of skin conditions she frequently treats include dermatitis, eczema, acne, and poison ivy.

As a mental health specialist, Myriam helps people with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and panic disorder, to name a few. She also helps those struggling with insomnia.

During your visit, Myriam may prescribe medications or order lab tests. She also refers you to trusted specialists when needed. But as your primary care provider, she collaborates with your specialists and serves as your advocate.

How do primary care providers manage chronic conditions?

Though most chronic health conditions are preventable, after they develop, you have the disease for the rest of your life because there’s currently no cure. 

A few of the most common chronic health conditions include:

  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Dementia
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

When you have a chronic condition, you can still stay healthy by managing your condition. Managing a chronic disease means preventing the disease from getting worse to avoid serious complications.

For example, if you have diabetes, your management involves keeping your blood sugar within the normal range. Or you may need a treatment plan to lower your blood pressure and cholesterol and then keep them in normal limits.

If you need a primary care provider, call MyHealth LLC, or schedule an appointment online today.