Primary Care Specialist

Rapid City Healthcare -  - Urgent Care

Rapid City Healthcare

Urgent Care & COVID Testing Center located in Irving, TX

Primary care is the foundation for health care that serves as your first line of contact for any medical concern. At Rapid City Healthcare in Irving, Texas, Russell Huq, MD, and the urgent care specialists provide comprehensive primary care for you and your family. The practice also includes an onsite laboratory and pharmacy for your convenience. Call Rapid City Healthcare or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about primary care.

Primary Care Q&A

What is primary care?

Primary care physicians (PCPs) address the main health concerns that affect the communities they serve, such as acute illness and chronic disease. Your PCP is the first doctor you visit for all of your health concerns, whether you feel sick, experience new or worsening symptoms, or need to see a specialist.

Above all else, primary care aims to prevent disease and keep you healthy as you age. Preventive screenings, early intervention, and health management are the backbone of primary care. 

When should I see a primary care physician?

The primary care physicians at Rapid City Healthcare treat a wide range of acute (short-term) and chronic (long-term) conditions, from heartburn to heart disease. Schedule an appointment with your doctor right away if you experience any of the following acute illness symptoms, such as:

  • Persistent cough
  • Sinus congestion
  • Sore throat
  • White spots in the back of your throat
  • Wheezing
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever


Your doctor can also diagnose, treat, and manage chronic health concerns, such as:

Asthma

Asthma is a respiratory condition that causes your airways to swell and interfere with your ability to breathe.

Arthritis

Arthritis is a type of joint inflammation that often occurs when the flexible cartilage surrounding your joints breaks down.

Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic disease resulting from long-term high blood sugar levels. Without treatment, the disease can damage your blood vessels, nerves, and organs.

Eczema and psoriasis

Eczema and psoriasis are inflammatory skin conditions that can cause red, itchy, and dry patches of skin.

Gastrointestinal conditions

Chronic gastrointestinal conditions, such as Crohn’s disease and inflammatory bowel syndrome (IBS), may cause diarrhea, vomiting, and abdominal pain that interferes with your daily activities.

Mental health disorders

At Rapid City Healthcare, your primary care physician can diagnose and treat anxiety, depression, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and other common mental health conditions.

What types of preventive services are included in primary care?

The physicians at Rapid City Healthcare offer a wide range of preventive screenings and testing services, including:

  • Physicals
  • Blood work and imaging scans
  • Pap smears for cervical cancer detection
  • Bone density screenings for osteoporosis
  • Contraception counseling
  • Diet and lifestyle education
  • Immunizations
  • Behavioral health screenings