San Pedro Physicians Treat Patients with Shingles

After a patient gets chickenpox, the virus remains dormant in the body and shingles occur after the virus becomes active again. Why the virus becomes active again is unclear but many patients, who are over the age of 60, have had chickenpox before the age of 1 or have a weakened immune system tend to […]

Heart Disease Prevention & Management, San Pedro

Heart disease is a general term that is used to describe a range of diseases that affect the heart, and in some cases, blood vessels. The term is frequently used to mean “cardiovascular disease”, which generally refers to conditions that involve narrowed or blocked blood vessels that can lead to a heart attack, chest pain […]

Obesity Impacts More Americans Than Ever Before

It’s not news that obesity is on the rise and poses a huge threat to the overall health and well being of a large portion of the American population.  Studies also show that once a formerly obese person attains a healthy weight, maintaining that healthy weight is difficult as well.  Weight loss success often lies […]

San Pedro Internal Medicine Doctor Offers EndoPAT

Results of a Mayo Clinic study show that a simple, noninvasive finger sensor test – called EndoPAT – is “highly predictive” of a major cardiac event, such as a heart attack or stroke, for people who are considered at low or moderate risk.  At PrimeMedical we offer a wide range of in-house health screenings that […]

Medicare Open Enrollment in San Pedro, CA

According to the U.S. Government, Medicare patients should review their coverage every fall.  This is especially true this year because the new health care law provides benefit changes that include lower prescription costs; wellness check-ups and additional preventative care services.  Our internal medicine and geriatric specialists continuously strive to provide the most wide-ranging and advanced […]

Internist in San Pedro Welcomes Medicare Patients.

Many internists and other specialists have either opted out of the Medicare insurance system or they are not accepting new patients with Medicare coverage. This issue is especially difficult for Medicare patients to get paneled to a new Primary Care Physician during open enrollment now through December 31. The geriatricians and internists at PrimeMedical offer […]

San Pedro Doctor Offers Smoking Cessation Programs

According to the National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, tobacco use is the number one cause of preventable death. In fact, 46 million American adults smoke cigarettes, and half of them will die from smoking-related problems. Smoking seriously impacts an employee’s general health and ability to perform physical tasks safely. Many Smokers Would Stop […]

Healthy Lifestyle Management

There is no getting around it; nothing substitutes for living a healthy lifestyle. Studies prove repeatedly that a healthy lifestyle and disease prevention is much preferable to disease management or treatment. For example, approximately 24 million people have diabetes and 57 million more are at risk of developing it. This increased risk is because more […]

The Value of Glaucoma Screenings in the Workplace

Glaucoma is a significant cause of blindness in the United States, and the leading cause of blindness in African Americans. Nationwide, over 2 million people have glaucoma, and nearly half are not even aware of it. While most people believe that only those 70 and older are likely at risk of developing glaucoma, the prevalence […]