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Primary Care Specialist

Faride Ramos, MD -  - Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician

Faride Ramos, MD

Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician & Functional Physician located in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Primary care is an accessible form of medicine, helping you practice preventive care and get the diagnosis and treatments you need quickly. In Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Dr. Faride Ramos provides primary care services like immunizations, screenings, nutritional support, family planning, and more. She also offers telehealth visits for patients in Florida, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Illinois. For more information about primary care and available services, call Dr. Faride Ramos or book your appointment online today.

Primary Care Q&A

What is primary care?

Primary care involves the diagnosis and treatment of any non-life-threatening health condition affecting you as an adult. When you visit Dr. Ramos for primary care, you can form a relationship with her over time as your go-to contact for all of your medical needs. 

During your visits, she answers your questions thoroughly and helps you explore lifestyle changes to improve your health and wellbeing. She also becomes familiar with your personal and family medical history, environmental and stress level to provide you with highly effective individualized care. 

Primary care involves both preventive care as well as diagnosis and treatment for several diseases. Preventive care helps you avoid medical conditions and also future complications so you can reduce the time and money you spend on treatment. 

Which conditions does primary care address?

Dr. Ramos diagnoses and treats a wide range of diseases and health complications. If you have symptoms, she asks you to describe them. She also asks about your medical history and lifestyle to identify any predispositions.  

Even if you don’t have symptoms, she can identify signs of an illness during a standard physical exam. A few conditions that Dr. Ramos diagnoses and treats are:

  • Nutritional disorders
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure and other heart conditions
  • Brain disorders such as dementia and other memory loss problems
  • Diabetes and other metabolic disorders such as Thyroid and parathyroid imbalances
  • Renal, Liver diseases
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Depression, Anxiety and other mood mental disorders
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Other Hormone imbalances
  • Sleep disorders
  • Bone problems, such as osteoporosis
  • Skin and other related disorders

Many of these conditions require ongoing treatment with a physician you can trust. Dr. Ramos can tailor your plan according to your needs and visit with you regularly as you manage your condition. 

What does primary care include?

Primary care includes various tests and treatments. Dr. Ramos can tell you which tests and treatments could benefit your health in the present or future. Her services include:

Immunizations

Dr. Ramos provides adult preventive vaccines to help keep you from getting tetanus, the annual influenza vaccine and other based on your age group and medical conditions such as shingles vaccines, human papillomavirus (HPV), and more. You can also get vaccines before international travel or as a high-risk patient. Of course, she respects if you decide not to take vaccines and will further recommend on how to prevent this transmittable diseases.

Screenings

Screenings are tests for certain diseases before you have any symptoms. Dr. Ramos provides screenings for sexually transmitted diseases, cardiovascular disease, cervical cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, bone disorder such as osteoporosis, aortic dilation are some of the conditions she will guide you in how to diagnose them at early age and prevent the occurrence. 

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV

If you’re at risk of getting HIV, PrEP involves two medications to take daily as a preventive measure. If you take them consistently, you can significantly reduce your chances of contracting the virus through sex or injectable drug use. She will further guide you and monitor you to determine if you are a good candidate for it, explaining the risks and complications that you might encounter with this preventive treatment option.

Contraception and fertility services

Dr. Ramos offers family planning services as part of primary care. You can get contraception to avoid an unplanned pregnancy or access fertility services to improve your chances of having children. She uses an integrative approach, meaning doing conventional and functional approach in order to have a complete evaluation of your fertility status.

To schedule your next primary care visit, call Dr. Faride Ramos, or book an appointment online today.