Primary Care

Decatur Health and Wellness

Rosiland Harrington, MD, MSCR

Family Medicine & Obesity Medicine located in Tucker, GA

Whether you need a routine checkup or screening procedure or need help with an injury or illness, it’s good to have a primary care service you can rely on. Rosiland Harrington, MD, MSCR, of Decatur Health and Wellness in Tucker, Georgia is an experienced primary care physician who also provides specialist services to patients who have weight problems. Find out more about the services available by calling Decatur Health and Wellness today, or book an appointment online.

Primary Care Q & A

What is primary care?

Primary care is the gateway to health services, being the first point of contact for everything health related, including:

  • Everyday health problems
  • Treatment of minor ailments
  • Health checkups and routine physical exams
  • Management of chronic health conditions
  • Health screening tests and exams
  • Immunization programs
  • Advice on leading a healthier lifestyle
  • Support with quitting smoking
  • Weight loss programs

Dr. Harrington and her team at Decatur Health and Wellness provide outstanding primary care that covers a comprehensive range of non-urgent medical services. If you need to see a specialist, Dr. Harrington can advise you and refer you to an appropriate physician or hospital.

Do I need to use primary care services if I feel well?

If you’re in good health, you still need to see Dr. Harrington for an annual physical, where she can check all your vital signs and how well everything’s functioning. Physicals are essential for picking up early signs of many types of health conditions that respond well to timely treatment but could cause serious harm to your health and even be fatal if a diagnosis isn’t made soon enough.

As well as a standard physical, women need to have regular Pap smears, men should have a prostate exam, and both sexes need to undergo an examination of their reproductive organs. It’s also a good idea to undergo routine testing for STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) if you’re sexually active, especially if you’re not in a monogamous relationship.

Preventive medicine makes a significant contribution to keeping you healthy and avoiding the effects of infection and disease, and the team at Decatur Health and Wellness are committed to providing preventive measures as part of their primary care services. Preventive medicine isn’t just about immunization and screening, but helping people lead healthier lives to combat the rise in preventable illnesses like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and hypertension.

What kinds of conditions does primary care treat?

Unless you have a medical emergency and need to go straight to the hospital, you would use primary care services at Decatur Health and Wellness for all types of health problems. Injuries like sprains, strains, and back problems, and common illnesses like colds, flu, stomach upsets, rashes, headaches, and fevers are all best dealt with at a primary care facility.

Dr. Harrington also supports patients who have long-term health problems that require ongoing management, such as:

  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Chronic pain
  • Depression and other mood disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Eczema
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Immune system disorders
  • Leg ulcers
  • Thyroid problems

Decatur Health and Wellness also provides opioid addiction treatment.

If you have a health problem or you need help with preventive health measures, call Decatur Health and Wellness today for primary care services, or book an appointment online.