Pierre Physician Group
Internal Medicine located in Downtown Houston, TX
Having a primary care physician you trust is the first step to managing your overall health and wellness. At Pierre Physician Group, Mariette Pierre, MD, brings her years of experience in internal medicine to treating men and women in the downtown Houston community. To find a primary physician who provides a personalized approach to your health care, call Pierre Physician Group or schedule an appointment online today.
Primary Care Q & A
What is primary care medicine?
Primary care medicine is the foundation of general medical health care. A primary care physician offers a diagnosis for health issues, provides comprehensive treatment for a variety of conditions, and screens and educates the people on preventing health problems from developing.
As a primary care physician, Dr. Pierre can:
- Identify potential health concerns that require additional attention
- Recognize problems and perform screenings for numerous health conditions
- Offer educational and preventive strategies that reduce your risk of developing certain health problems
- Perform routine health screenings and physical exams to help you manage your health
Your primary care physician typically forms a long-term relationship with you to help you preserve your health and well-being.
How do I pick a primary care physician?
The first step in choosing a primary care physician is determining your medical needs and asking yourself a few questions, such as:
- Have you been hospitalized, had surgeries, been injured, or had illnesses in the past?
- How is your current level of health: excellent, good, fair, or poor?
- Have you heard anything about the physician you’re thinking of visiting?
- What kinds of qualifications and expertise does the primary physician have?
- Does the doctor seem interested in forming a long-term relationship?
- Can you freely share your thoughts and concerns with this doctor?
- Do you feel as though you can contact your doctor and that they’re genuinely interested in your overall health?
By thinking about your medical past and present, you can also plan for the future. Your primary care physician should empower you to make the right health care decisions.
What can I expect from a primary care doctor?
When Dr. Pierre is your primary care doctor, you can expect the shortest wait times on average compared with other primary care practices while still receiving the highest-quality medical care available, including:
- Preventive care
- Weight-loss consultations
Dr. Pierre also believes in preventive care for a longer life; she doesn’t just treat your symptoms, she works as your trusted partner helping you reach optimal health. As your primary care provider, Dr. Pierre encourages you to understand your personal health risks and needs and provides the knowledge to help you maintain your health over your lifetime.
Call Pierre Physician Group or schedule an appointment online today.