Primary Care Specialist

Dr. Maria Villa Medical Clinic & Aesthetics

Family Practice Physicians & Aesthetic Specialists located in San Diego, CA

As modern medicine becomes more specialized, it’s often hard to figure out where to start when you want to seek medical help. As a family practitioner, Dr. Maria Villa at Dr. Maria Villa Medical Clinic & Aesthetics in San Diego, California provides the perfect foundation for your health care. As a physician in family medicine, Dr. Villa is trained in a wide range of medical issues, and she’s able to coordinate your care as needed, providing valuable oversight at all times to monitor your overall health and wellness. To learn more, call the office or book an appointment online.

Primary Care Q & A

What is primary care?

According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, or AAFP, the definition of primary care is, “the care provided by physicians specifically trained for and skilled in comprehensive first contact and continuing care for persons with any undiagnosed sign, symptom, or health concern not limited by problem origin (biological, behavioral, or social), organ system, or diagnosis.”

In other words, think of your primary care physician as the gatekeeper to your medical needs. As your primary care physician, Dr. Villa is trained to spot and diagnose problems, thanks to her comprehensive medical training that focuses on your body as a whole.

In her role as your primary care provider, Dr. Villa is either able to treat your medical condition, or get you pointed in the right direction with a host of resources at her disposal.

What does a primary care physician treat?

Dr. Villa is able to diagnose and treat many of your problems, such as:

  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD
  • Asthma
  • Weight issues

These are just a few of the many health concerns Dr. Villa addresses. If she spots a problem that is beyond her scope of expertise, Dr. Villa guides you to an appropriate specialist.

Why do I need primary care?

Good primary care is not only immediate care, but continuing care. Whether Dr. Villa sends you to a specialist or treats you herself, as your primary care physician she plays a critical role in managing your health by:

  • Maintaining baseline information
  • Collecting personal and family medical history
  • Coordinating and overseeing specialized care
  • Providing preventive and  follow-up care
  • Ensuring effective collaboration among health care providers

Dr. Villa understands your health on an individual level and advocates on your behalf to ensure that you receive the best care possible. It’s Dr. Villa’s mission to make certain that you’re properly educated every step of the way, and that the communication lines remain open so that your overall health and wellness remain the top priority. To learn more about how primary care can help you, call or book an appointment online at Dr. Maria Villa Medical Clinic & Aesthetics.