For a local physician who puts you before any business goals, trust Vuthy Leng, MD, of Family Medicine Clinic in Lakewood and Federal Way, Washington. The practice acts as a gateway for patients to find a healthier body, mind, and soul. A small, private practice that is part of the local community, the staff provides comprehensive health care for men, women, and families. Same-day appointments are available. Call the office today or book online whether you need a check-up or have an acute concern.

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What does a primary care doctor do?

Your primary care doctor is the first person you contact with any new health issues. Dr. Leng acts as a front-line provider to offer a basic diagnosis and treatment for common conditions. If you have a more complex issue, Dr. Leng has a network of specialists in the community to whom he can recommend you.

Primary care also entails regular check-ups, immunizations, health screenings, and chronic disease management. Dr. Leng wants to help you prevent disease by recommending you for out-of-office screenings, such as mammograms and colonoscopies. He also provides thorough recommendations for healthy living, such as dietary guidance and smoking cessation.

When should I make a same-day appointment?

If you have an immediate concern, such as a sudden illness or minor laceration, you should make an immediate appointment with Dr. Leng. Issues that benefit from same-day care include:

  • Severe cold or flu symptoms
  • Fever
  • Skin rashes
  • Cuts and sprains
  • Stomach pain or digestive distress
  • Ear infection

If you’re having symptoms that aren’t an emergency, but can’t wait for diagnosis, call Family Medicine Clinic. The office has a medical doctor on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

What are the issues a primary care doctor addresses?

Dr. Leng and the team at Family Medicine Clinic have the training and expertise to address a wide variety of health issues. These include:

  • Physicals (annual or sports)
  • Vaccinations
  • Preventive and wellness care
  • Routine care of chronic medical conditions
  • Treatment and diagnosis of acute medical conditions
  • Skin disorders
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Weight-loss management

When you establish a relationship with a primary care provider, then you have a health advocate who can care for you in your time of need.

Family Medicine Clinic serves as a one-stop location for patients — from children to the elderly. When all your records are kept at one practice and coordinated through the office, it’s easier to notice specific health patterns and abnormalities that may suggest disease. When a problem is detected early, it’s much easier to manage and treat.

For the best in local, individualized primary care, call Family Medicine Clinic or schedule an appointment using this website.