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Primary Care & Internal Medicine

Primary Care & Internal Medicine
Primary Care & Internal Medicine services offered in Houston and Sugar land, TX

Internal medicine physicians are experts in all aspects of teen and adult health care. They also serve as primary care providers, giving you a medical home, personalized care, and prompt attention. Nneka Edokpayi, MD, and the team at Rapha Health and Wellness specialize in primary care and internal medicine, offering comprehensive treatment that supports each patient’s optimal health and wellness. Whether you need a sick visit, annual exam, or chronic disease management, call the office in Houston or Sugar Land, Texas, or use the online booking feature to request an in-person or virtual visit today.

Primary Care & Internal Medicine Q & A

What are primary care and internal medicine?

Primary care refers to health care providers who serve as your first point of contact when you need medical attention. You call them first, and they provide the care you need when you’re sick, have an injury, or need ongoing management for a chronic disease. If you need a specialist, they make the referral and coordinate your care.

Internal medicine physicians specialize in adolescent and adult medicine. They provide preventive health care and diagnose and treat the full range of adult health problems.

Your Rapha Health and Wellness provider specializes in holistic and integrative care. They learn the root cause of your symptoms and treat all aspects of your physical, mental, and emotional health that are contributing to the problem.

They also draw from conventional, regenerative, and alternative medicine to build a tailored treatment plan targeting your unique needs.


What conditions do primary care and internal medicine providers treat?

Rapha Health and Wellness provides acute illness management, treating the many conditions needing immediate attention, from flu, colds, and sinus infections to skin rashes, abdominal pain, and allergies.

The team also diagnoses and treats musculoskeletal disorders and provides ongoing care for chronic diseases, such as:

  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Asthma
  • Heart disease
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Without consistent treatment, chronic diseases get progressively worse and cause life-threatening complications. Your provider prevents or delays disease progression by creating a holistic care plan. 

For example, you may need dietary and exercise recommendations, weight loss management, smoking cessation, and medications to prevent or delay disease progression.


What services do primary care and internal medicine provide?

Rapha Health and Wellness offers comprehensive services, including (but not limited to):

  • Sick visits
  • Annual physicals
  • Allergy services
  • Immunizations
  • Medication management
  • Women’s and men’s health
  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Immigration evaluations
  • Weight loss management
  • Chronic disease management
  • Cardiac evaluations

If you have symptoms of a heart problem (chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness, fast heartbeat), the team at Rapha Health and Wellness can perform a quick and accurate echocardiogram.

Echocardiograms use ultrasound to produce images of your heart and blood vessels. Using the images, your provider can diagnose conditions such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, heart muscle disease, atrial fibrillation, and inflammation around your heart.

If you need a primary care provider and internal medicine specialist, call Rapha Health and Wellness or book an appointment online today.