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Primary Care Specialist

Gaffar Syed MD

Internal Medicine & Primary Care Practices located in Frederick, MD

Primary care is the foundation of good health and an area of specialty for Gaffar Syed, MD. Residents of Frederick, Maryland, have access to outstanding primary care services, which can help you reach and maintain optimal health. Schedule a primary care appointment by calling the office or using the online tool.

Primary Care Q & A

What is primary care?

Primary care is the starting point for all of your health services. Your primary care physician becomes a trusted advisor and a partner in your health and wellness journey. 

The benefits of primary care are backed by research. Numerous studies find that in areas where patients have access to primary-care physicians, death rates from cancer and numerous chronic diseases are lower than in areas where there are fewer primary-care specialists. 

What kinds of services are available in primary care?

Your primary-care physician delivers many preventive health services. This includes conducting a comprehensive annual physical exam. During your routine physicals, you receive the health screenings appropriate for your sex, age, and overall health. You’ll also learn how to make meaningful improvements in your lifestyle to support better health. 

Primary care also includes managing chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, asthma, and hypertension. Dr. Syed works with you to understand exactly what health challenges you’re facing and devise a customized treatment plan to put you on a path toward improved quality of life. 

Dr. Syed also offers specialized exams. This can include employment physicals, sports physicals, and more.

What can I do to make the most of my primary care visits?

The most important thing you can do to prepare for a primary care visit is to compile a comprehensive list of the details of your personal and family health history. This information gives Dr. Syed an overview of your health and which challenges you may be genetically predisposed for.  

Medication reviews are a central part of your health care. Prepare a list of all medications and supplements you’re taking. Many drugs can have negative reactions when taken with other medications. In some cases, one drug negates the effects of another, leaving you without the treatment you need. 

You should also bring in a written list of questions and concerns. It’s easy to become distracted and overlook something important during your visits. Having a list helps you get the information you need to direct your own health and wellness at home. 

If you’re searching for a great primary care physician, call Gaffar Syed, MD, today to book a visit. Online scheduling is also available and takes just moments to set up.