Family Medicine Specialist

Family Medical Wellness Center

Family Medicine & Primary Care Practice located in Elkridge, MD, and Ellicott, MD and Columbia, MD

When you or someone in your family isn’t feeling well, it’s important to seek medical attention as soon as possible, so the condition doesn’t worsen. Let Rubina Alvi, MD, and the medical team at Family Medical Wellness Center in Elkridge, Columbia and Ellicott City, Maryland, be your go-to source for all of your family medicine needs. You can request an appointment by calling the Howard County office or using the online booking tool today.

Family Medicine Q&A

What is family medicine?

Family medical practitioners like Dr. Alvi are trained to treat patients of all ages. She and the team at Family Medical Wellness Center offer a full range of services, from walk-in sick visits to routine health screenings and physical exams.

Dr. Alvi not only treats what ails you, but she also helps you prevent future illness. Dr. Alvi and her staff work to ensure that you always get the best possible medical outcomes.

Why should you have regular physical exams?

It’s essential to have a physical exam each year for several reasons, including:

  • Maintaining a relationship with your doctor: by seeing you regularly, Dr. Alvi can stay on top of all your medical conditions
  • Preventive screenings: many conditions lack recognizable symptoms or have similar indications as other health problems
  • Monitoring of pre-existing conditions: if you have a chronic medical condition, it’s important to stay under a doctor’s care

Scheduling regular physical exams are an excellent way to care for your health, in addition to offering you an opportunity to ask your provider pressing questions that have come up since your last visit. 

What are the most common conditions seen by a family physician?

Family physicians like Dr. Alvi see a variety of different conditions, from the common cold and flu to high blood pressure and diabetes. They are trained to treat everyone from infants to seniors.

A typical visit may consist of one or more of the following:

  • Physical exams
  • Blood tests
  • Allergy testing
  • Ultrasounds
  • Sick visits
  • Monitoring of blood pressure, diabetes, or other issues

When you see Dr. Alvi, be sure to bring a list of your current medications, including over-the-counter medicines and supplements. If possible, it’s helpful to provide both your personal and family medical history. You can also prepare a list of questions if you have them. 

When you or someone you love isn’t feeling 100%, call Family Medical Wellness Center, or book an appointment online.