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Primary Care Specialist

Steese Immediate Care

Urgent Care, Family Medicine, & Primary Care located in Fairbanks, AK

As your primary care providers, Johanna Alvarez, FNP, and Matija Meenaghan, PA-C, of Steese Immediate Care in Fairbanks, Alaska, are your first points of contact for all of your health care needs. They conduct your routine wellness exams, order diagnostic screenings and lab tests, and recommend trusted specialists to continue your care. Choose the convenience and consistency of an experienced primary care provider. Call Steese Immediate Care or book your appointment online today.

Primary Care Q & A

What is primary care?

Primary care is comprehensive health care that is not specific to any body system, organ, or condition. It continues throughout your lifetime.

As a primary care provider, Steese Immediate Care is your first point of contact for nonspecific health concerns and the focal point for all your health care services. You can visit your primary care provider for a minor cough or cold and also for more pressing health concerns.

Your primary care provider is essentially the “team leader” when it comes to all of your health and wellness needs at every age and stage of life.

What does a primary care provider do?

Your primary care provider performs many different functions related to your health and wellness throughout your lifetime.

Trust your primary care provider to:

  • Assess when conditions need further medical intervention
  • Diagnose and treat acute and chronic illnesses
  • Identify your risk factors for disease
  • Order medical tests and labs
  • Perform routine wellness exams
  • Refer you to trusted specialists
  • Screen for disease

Besides all of those important duties, your primary care provider continuously guides and educates you to make good choices for a healthy lifestyle, so you can feel your very best well into your golden years.

What’s the best way to choose a primary care provider?

Because your primary care provider is the initial contact for all of your health care needs, you will be spending a lot of time with them.

Ask yourself these questions when deciding on a primary care provider to be sure you’ve chosen wisely:

  • Do they listen to me?
  • Do they value my time?
  • Do they answer my questions?
  • Do they help to educate me about my condition?
  • Do they encourage me to make healthy choices?

At Steese Immediate Care, you can answer yes to all of these questions. The team is invested in your well-being.

Preventive care is especially important to them. They will notify you when it’s time to schedule your mammogram, colonoscopy, and other routine tests. After all, early detection is the key to managing many serious, chronic health conditions.

Steese Immediate Care offers compassionate, personalized primary care. Call the office or use the online booking tool to schedule your appointment today.