Primary Care Specialist

Sabiha Mohiuddin, MD

Family Practice & General Practitioner located in Frederick, MD

If you want to live a long and healthy life, it’s important to establish a relationship with a primary care physician. Primary care provides health education and counseling as well as the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses. At her practice in Frederick, Maryland, Sabiha Mohiuddin MD provides comprehensive primary care services to adults and teenagers. To schedule an appointment, book online, or call the office to speak with a friendly staff member today.

Primary Care Q & A

What is primary care?

Primary care is a branch of medicine focused on improving your general health and well-being. Primary care physicians:

  • Diagnose and treat most illnesses
  • Provide patient education
  • Offer health counseling
  • Provide laboratory testing
  • Administer vaccinations
  • Perform preventive screenings

In addition, primary care physicians monitor your health and lifestyle goals over time. They can make recommendations to improve your diet, exercise regimen, or sleep routine.

What are the types of primary care?

The team at Sabiha Mohiuddin MD offers several types of primary care, including:

Family medicine

Family medicine provides medical care for every member of your family, regardless of their health history or gender. The team works with people 12 and older and offers an all-inclusive suite of services, including physical examinations, vaccinations, and sick visits.

Internal medicine

Internal medicine is a branch of primary care used to diagnose, treat, and prevent illnesses in adults. As you age, you’re also more susceptible to potentially serious health problems, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and arthritis. 

Regularly scheduled internal medicine appointments can catch these and other issues early on when they respond best to treatment.

Obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN)

Obstetrics and gynecology provide women’s reproductive health care and family planning services. The team at Sabiha Mohiuddin MD offers prenatal and postnatal care, preventive screenings like Pap tests and mammograms, and STD testing. They can also prescribe birth control, including oral contraceptives and intrauterine devices (IUDs).

What if I need to see a specialist?

The providers at Sabiha Mohiuddin MD have the training and expertise to diagnose and treat most acute and chronic illnesses. However, if they determine you have cancer or another life-threatening condition that requires more targeted care, they can refer you to medical specialists in the area. Afterward, they can coordinate treatment and follow-up appointments.

How often should I make a primary care appointment?

The team at Sabiha Mohiuddin MD recommends scheduling a primary care appointment at least once a year. This is especially true after you turn 40. Following middle age, your risk of serious health problems increases. By participating in primary care annually, it’s possible to catch and treat these issues early on, lowering your risk of complications.

Is primary care covered by health insurance?

Health insurance covers the majority of primary care services, including physical examinations, vaccinations, adult preventive care, and sick visits. That said, every insurance plan is different. If you have questions about what your plan covers, reach out to your provider before scheduling an appointment at Sabiha Mohiuddin MD.

To schedule a primary care appointment at Sabiha Mohiuddin MD, book a consultation online, or call the office to speak with a friendly member of the administrative staff today.