Primary Care Services Specialist

Adel Zakhary, MD -  - Internist

Adel Zakhary, MD

Internist located in Colleyville, TX

In Colleyville, Texas, Dr. Adel Zakhary and his compassionate medical team provide an array of diagnostic testing and treatment methods and life-long care for patients. As a primary care provider, Dr. Zakhary values being the first point of medical contact for helping patients achieve and maintain better health. For the highest standard of primary care services, visit Dr. Zakhary at A-Z Internal Medicine: Call the office or schedule your appointment online today.

Primary Care Services Q & A

What is primary care?

Primary care is day-to-day medical care that offers you continuity and a combination of general health care services. It includes a full spectrum of preventive care, curative care, diagnostic testing, and a connection to a network of specialists when necessary.

A primary care provider like Dr. Zakhary is often your first point of contact for general and undiagnosed health concerns. He looks at your health as a whole and helps you in numerous ways to achieve a better state of overall health and wellness.

Why would I need to see a primary care doctor?

Your primary care doctor is your go-to medical provider for any of your health complications or questions. If you’re experiencing aches, pains, or a chronic health concern — such as diabetes or high cholesterol — recurring primary care is your main support system.

You might need to see Dr. Zakhary for primary care if you have health concerns, such as:

  • Headaches
  • Menopausal complications
  • A common cold or sickness
  • Gastrointestinal complications
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Dr. Zakhary also provides regular physical exams for monitoring your current state of health. In many cases, diseases are preventable in the early phases, so preventive care is an integral part of primary care.

What tests do primary care doctors perform?

During your primary care visit, Dr. Zakhary might perform any of the following tests:

  • X-ray
  • Blood work
  • Cholesterol
  • Blood pressure

He can perform most of these tests in-office, but others — such as an MRI or blood-work — might need to be scheduled and conducted in a lab.

What are the most common reasons for a primary care visit?

The most common reasons for primary care visits typically aren’t life-threatening. According to a recent study by the Mayo Clinic, in the United States, some of the most common reasons are:

  • Back pain
  • Joint disorders
  • Skin ailments, including acne, cysts, and dermatitis

Other reasons include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure or hypertension

If you’re due for your annual physical exam or if you have concerning symptoms, it’s best to visit Dr. Zakhary for a checkup.