Odam Medical Group
Family Practice & Medical Clinic located in Minneapolis, MN & St Cloud, MN
A primary care provider can provide you with the care you need to either maintain your health or manage acute and chronic illnesses. At Odam Medical Group in Minneapolis and St. Cloud, Minnesota. Robert Larbi-Odam, MD, MPH, and Nimo Ahmed, MSN, CNP, offer primary care services like sick visits, physicals, and immunizations to help you manage your health. They can also make specialist referrals if you need them. To book an appointment, call either office or schedule online today.
Primary Care Q & A
What is primary care?
When you choose a primary care provider, they become your medical home and your first point of contact for all your basic medical needs. They provide well-child exams and adult physicals as well as sick visits and diagnostic testing.
Keeping the same primary care provider for years, or even decades, benefits you and your health. Your provider gets to know you and becomes familiar with your personal and family health background.
By seeing you regularly, they can track your health measurements and identify unusual changes and fluctuations faster than they would if it was your first visit with them.
The team at Odam Medical Group helps you navigate your preventive care and any ongoing or as-needed health care that you require. They can make recommendations for healthy behavioral and lifestyle changes and can answer questions about your health and wellness needs.
Which primary care services can I access?
Odam Medical Group offers a variety of primary care services that can help you assess your health, improve your wellness, or remain healthy. Primary care includes annual physicals, acute illness care, and chronic disease management.
Annual physical exams and well-child visits allow you to check in with your provider and re-examine your health each year. At these visits, you can update your immunizations or undergo screening tests.
Acute illness care
Acute illness care usually involves a sick visit during which you can address new symptoms and get a diagnosis. The team at Odam Medical Group can diagnose and treat acute illnesses like the flu, strep throat, an ear infection, or a sexually transmitted disease.
Chronic disease management
If you have a chronic disease like high blood pressure, diabetes, or heart disease, you can visit regularly so your provider can develop a management plan, support you in following it, and make changes that promote better results.
What happens when my needs go beyond the scope of primary care?
Primary care typically only covers basic care, but sometimes you might need more specialized or intensive care. The team offers specialist referrals when you need them. They can put you in contact with a local physician who specializes in the care that you need.
In the case of an emergency, Odam Medical Group has access to the emergency room. The team can also admit you to the hospital if you need further care.
Having a primary care provider simplifies your track to getting the medical care you need. To schedule a primary care visit, call Odam Medical Group or book online today.