General Medicine

Pinnacle Primary Clinic

Family Practice located in Bakersfield, CA

A general medical practitioner is trained to handle a wide range of medical issues and usually acts as your primary care provider. You can turn to the team at Pinnacle Primary Care whenever you have a medical concern. Dr. Gohar Gevorgyan, Dr. Fakruddin Hasta, physician assistant Eural Gordon, and nurse practitioner Renee Rocha combine their extensive expertise to treat adults and children at their Bakersfield, California practice. If you’re looking for a primary care provider, contact the practice online or over the phone for an appointment.

General Medicine Q & A

What is general medicine?

General medicine is a medical specialty that involves the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of a wide range of health concerns. General medicine practitioners usually practice internal medicine or family medicine and function as primary care providers.

Internal medicine focuses on the overall healthcare needs of adults. Internists receive training in common medical conditions and internal medicine subspecialties, such as endocrinology.

Family doctors focus on the medical issues that affect both adults and children. They undergo training in various specialties, including pediatrics.

What purpose does a general medicine practitioner serve?

Your general medicine practitioner is the person who handles most of your health concerns and coordinates all of your care. The general medicine practitioners at Pinnacle Primary Care help coordinate your medical care in the following ways:

  • Monitoring changes in your health
  • Chronic disease management
  • Pre- and post-operative care
  • Preventive exams and tests
  • Treatment follow-ups
  • Medication management
  • Referrals to specialists

Why do I need a primary care provider?

In addition to performing all the functions above, your primary care provider becomes your primary point of contact for all your medical issues. Primary care providers allow you to centralize your care in one place.

Many insurance companies require you to choose a primary care provider for this reason. It’s much easier for everyone to coordinate your care when it originates from a single source rather than from several unrelated places.

The providers at Pinnacle Primary Care also offer same-day care for acute illnesses and minor injuries. These services can save you costly trips to the emergency room or walk-in clinic to see an unfamiliar doctor.

Your ongoing relationship with your primary care provider allows them to familiarize themselves with you both personally and medically. By getting to know you and your situation, they’re able to monitor changes in your health and provide more customized follow-up care.

Which general medicine services are provided?

Healthcare services provided at Pinnacle Primary Care include:

  • Vaccinations and immunizations, including flu shots
  • Well-child visits
  • Annual and sports physicals
  • Blood pressure and cholesterol screenings and treatment
  • Diabetes screening and management
  • Mental health screening and treatment
  • Healthy lifestyle counseling

If you’re looking for a primary care provider in Bakersfield, California, schedule a visit at Pinnacle Primary Care online or call for an appointment.