Primary Care Specialist

Nashville Family Medical Clinic

Said Attoussi, MD

Family Medicine & Medical Spa located in Nashville, TN

If you have a chronic condition, such as diabetes or asthma, you deserve reliable care you can count on to promote your lasting health. Nashville Family Medical Clinic in Nashville, Tennessee, offers high-quality primary care from board-certified internist Said Attoussi, MD. Whether you need a routine check-up, blood tests, or a diagnostic test like an EKG, he can provide you the care you need. Call today, or book a consultation online.

Primary Care Q & A

What is primary care?

Imagine how hard it would be to stay healthy if you had to go to the emergency room every time you got sick. You’d be getting health care only when you felt your worst — not when the visit might prevent illness.

Primary care is preventive care. It’s designed to keep you healthy, today and in the future. Primary care usually includes an array of preventive services to match your age, gender, and other circumstances. Dr. Attoussi offers services such as:

  • Well-woman exams
  • Vaccines
  • Blood work
  • Urine drug screening
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)

You also can count on Dr. Attoussi to manage chronic diseases, including:

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

If you have one of these conditions or others, Dr. Attoussi offers office visits and a walk-in clinic for your convenience.

What happens during a primary care visit?

Dr. Attoussi reviews your medical history with you. He asks about past illnesses and surgeries, along with any medications you’re taking. He’ll listen to your heart and lungs, and look in your ears, eyes, nose, and throat.

He checks your vital signs, including:

  • Blood pressure
  • Height and weight
  • Temperature
  • Pulse

He may update your immunizations and advise you to get a flu shot.

What is primary care for men?

Depending on your age, Dr. Attoussi may suggest certain tests to look for conditions that become more common with each passing year. These include:

  • Cholesterol screening: Guidelines recommend you get this test between ages 20-35.
  • Diabetes screening: Dr. Attoussi may recommend this test if you’re overweight or have high blood pressure.
  • Prostate cancer screening: This test typically begins once you turn 50.

After age 50, Dr. Attoussi may also suggest colorectal cancer screening.

What is primary care for women?

Dr. Attoussi tailors your care to your age and other factors. He may recommend:

  • Pap smear: to screen for early signs of cervical cancer
  • Pelvic exam: to detect issues with reproductive organs
  • Mammogram: to look for early signs of breast cancer

Whether you need a check-up or help managing a long-term health condition, it’s time to put your health first. Call or schedule an online consultation today with Nashville Family Medical Clinic.