Primary Care

Primary Care Practice & Aesthetic Clinics located in Richmond, VA
Primary Care

Primary Care services offered in Richmond, VA

Primary care medicine at Advantage Primary Care focuses on in-house testing, care of chronic conditions, sick visits, and other measures that can help you stay healthy throughout your life. Dr Perraut and James E Detrick, PA-C, believe you should always feel relaxed, unhurried, and confident about your medical care. To meet these goals, they offer one-on-one medical care and spend more time with each patient. Call the Richmond, Virginia practice, or click on the provided online scheduler to make your appointment today. 

Primary Care Q&A

What is primary care?

Primary care manages most or all of your routine medical needs. Acting as your primary care provider, Advantage Primary Care is your central medical care hub and the main point of contact for your health needs. 

The practice provides traditional primary care quite different from corporate practices that rush you through appointments. The team listens to your needs and goals and prioritizes your long-term health and wellness.

What services does primary care include?

Advantage Primary Care offers a full array of primary care services, including: 

Annual physicals

Annual physicals include routine blood work, and other health screenings based on age, sex, and health risks. For example, women can have Pap smears to screen for cervical cancer. 

Preventive care, which helps you avoid many preventable diseases, like Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease, is another important aspect of annual physicals. 

With preventive care, you can take steps to reverse the health trends putting you at risk for illness. For example, if you’re at risk for Type 2 diabetes because you live an unhealthy lifestyle and struggle with extra weight, the team can customize a weight loss plan for you. Most people also have their vaccinations during annual physicals.

Chronic disease management

Chronic disease management is the monitoring and treatment of conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and thyroid disease. 

Although chronic disease management is unique to the person, it usually involves a blend of lifestyle modifications and medication.

Sick care

Sick care includes the testing and treatments you need when you have a short-term illness. Some common tests you may need as part of sick care include blood, urine, and nasal swab tests. 

The in-house labs offer a wide range of services, including COVID-19 and strep. Pregnancy tests are also available. 

Sick care includes immediate treatment, such as antibiotics, condition-specific medications, or recommendations for curative care at home. 

Advantage Primary Care also offers sports physicals and other types of care. If you ever need a specialist, the team can refer you to the right provider. 

Who needs primary care?

Advantage Primary Care recommends that everyone have a primary care practice. They accept patients starting from age 14 and provide continued care throughout adulthood. The practice also offers same-day sick visits.

Call Advantage Primary Care or click on the online scheduler to make your appointment now.