Wilmington Adult Medicine
Stephen J Liederbach, MD
Internal Medicine & Direct Primary Care located in Wilmington, NC
Primary care is the foundation of good health. Stephen Liederbach, MD, is a board-certified internal medicine physician who provides attentive, patient-focused primary care at Wilmington Adult Medicine. He offers preventive health care services such as physicals and health screenings, as well as treatment for complex medical issues. Call the office in Wilmington, North Carolina, or schedule a consultation online today if you’re looking for an outstanding primary care provider.
Primary Care Q & A
What is primary care?
Primary care should be your first point of contact for most of your health care needs. At Wilmington Adult Medicine, Dr. Liederbach provides comprehensive services to help you protect and improve your health, including:
Routine physicals allow you and Dr. Liederbach to check in on your health. In addition to monitoring your vital signs and performing a standard health check, these visits allow you to raise any concerns you have about your health.
Dr. Liederbach takes time to listen to your needs and provides highly personalized advice and treatments to enhance your health.
Dr. Liederbach provides health screenings to identify health problems in their early stages when they’re most treatable. From complete blood panels including cholesterol and blood sugars as well as other selected tests based on your condition(s) to EKGs, he offers the testing necessary to monitor your health.
Vaccines are a critical part of preventive health care. While most vaccines are given to children, you need booster shots for some immunizations as adults.
Additionally, there are specific protective vaccines such as those against pneumonia and shingles which are recommended for older patients and select younger patients. It’s also recommended you get an annual flu shot to protect your health during cold and flu season.
Dr. Liederbach also offers sick visits to diagnose and treat the various illnesses that can strike without warning. If you’re feeling under the weather and want compassionate and expert medical care, you can count on Dr. Liederbach.
Why is primary care important?
As your primary care provider, Dr. Liederbach knows you. He keeps detailed records of your health and knows about your lifestyle and overall wellness. This puts him in a position to identify any changes in your health, even when they’re subtle.
Dr. Liederbach can diagnose health problems early and provide treatment to restore your health before your life is disrupted. He also coordinates all of your health care, providing referrals to specialists when needed and ensuring you receive effective health care services.
How often should I see my primary care provider?
Ideally, you should have an annual physical or wellness visit with Dr. Liederbach once a year. However, if you have a chronic health condition or get sick, you can make more frequent appointments.
Call Wilmington Adult Medicine or make an appointment online today for expert, attentive primary care services.