Primary Care Specialist

Laurie Thomas, MD -  - Family Physician

Laurie Thomas, MD

Family Physician located in TUCSON, AZ

Primary care is there to provide all your everyday health needs and preventive medicine services. If you’re looking for an outstanding primary care practice, Laurie Thomas, MD, of Tucson, Arizona, is a wonderful choice. She is a specialist in family medicine who's been practicing in Tucson for the last 25 years. Without the constraints of insurance, Dr. Thomas can spend as much time with you as you need. You also have the reassurance of complete confidentiality – Dr. Thomas doesn’t store any of your information electronically, so hackers can never get your medical records. Find out more by calling Dr. Thomas today or book an appointment online.

Primary Care Q & A

What is primary care?

Primary care is the front line of medicine, providing services such as physical exams, screenings, and immunization programs in addition to being the place you go when you’re sick or injured.

Dr. Thomas is an experienced family medicine specialist who provides first-class primary care services. She runs her practice based on the values passed down by her grandfather, who was also a doctor.

Dr. Thomas is highly skilled in diagnosing and treating common medical conditions as well as supporting you so you can lead a healthier lifestyle.

When would I use a primary care service?

Primary care is the first place you go when you have any kind of health problem. Unless you have a medical emergency and need to go to the hospital, you can make an appointment to see Dr. Thomas for all your health-related needs.

You’d use primary care for common health problems such as:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Back problems
  • Wounds
  • Fever
  • Respiratory illnesses
  • Skin complaints
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Fatigue

Primary care also covers patients who have chronic health problems requiring regular check-ups and ongoing treatment. These chronic conditions include:

  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Chronic pain
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Eczema
  • Fibromyalgia
  • High blood pressure
  • Immune system disorders
  • Leg ulcers
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Thyroid problems

Patients who have these kinds of chronic health issues need regular check-ups to assess their well-being and ensure they’re on the best possible treatment plan.

Is preventive medicine part of primary care?

Preventive medicine is very much a part of primary care because preventing you from getting sick is better than treating an already unwell patient. Dr. Thomas provides a comprehensive preventive health program, including:

  • Annual physicals  
  • Well-woman exams
  • Medical assessments
  • Pap smears
  • Immunizations
  • Cancer screening
  • STD testing
  • Cholesterol checks
  • Blood sugar monitoring
  • Blood pressure measurement

For your convenience, Dr. Thomas can administer in-house Tamiflu immunizations to protect against the current strains of the flu virus.

Dr. Thomas also provides advice and support for people who want to improve their health by changing their lifestyle. She provides diet counseling and helps you quit smoking and drinking, keep fit, and reduce stress.

Find out how primary care services can benefit you. Call Dr. Thomas today, or book an appointment online.