Sharing Your Stories: Patient Shares Why Regular Primary Care Visits Are Important
Shown pictured, from left to right, is Dr. Kanooz Chaudhary and Nathan Harvey.
"Dr. Chaudhary is approachable and easy to talk to," shares patient Nathan Harvey. "He takes the time to listen, is thorough and quick in dealing with any concerns I have."
In establishing with a primary care provider like Kanooz Chaudhary, MD, it’s important to learn your "numbers," which means to know your current levels of cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure, and weight. These numbers impact your health and can be a guide as to what health decisions may need to be made moving forward.
"It’s important to me to start thinking about these numbers and deal with them early," shared Harvey. "I have a family history of heart and cholesterol issues, so it’s time I start paying attention. That is why it was important for me to establish with a primary care provider. With Dr. Chaudhary available at the Holzer Sycamore location, it’s easy for me to get to my appointments, the facility size is convenient because I know the staff, and turnaround times for appointments and tests has been wonderful."
Primary care providers are professionals who take continuous responsibility in providing first-step care. Holzer Family Practice and Internal Medicine doctors and staff provide routine check-ups, care for chronic illnesses, health risk assessments, immunizations, health maintenance plans, and coordinate your specialized medical care based on the services needed. Services include: well-checks/annual exams, immunizations, and up-to-date check ups for the entire family.
"My first encounter with Dr. Chaudhary was when he was in his residency at Holzer," continued Harvey. "Now that he’s completed his residency and establishing his own patient base, I am happy to designate him as my primary care provider. He’s very personable and listens to my concerns."
"I appreciate the convenience of Holzer," continued Harvey. "With the availability of virtual visits, the patient portal, retail clinic access in downtown Gallipolis and having multiple providers/specialties at the Sycamore location, Holzer is the best choice for me and my family. I don’t have to travel outside of my community for care and the services have always been superb."
Dr. Chaudhary is a graduate of Allama Iqbal Medical College in Pakistan and completed his residency in Family Practice at Holzer Health System. He and his wife, Samia Kanooz, MD, who is an Internal Medicine provider for Holzer, reside in Gallipolis, Ohio. He is currently accepting new patients at the Holzer Sycamore location in Gallipolis. To make an appointment, call 1-855-446-5937.
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