Primary Care Conditions Treated

What Conditions Does a Primary Care Doctor Treat?

Our CHRISTUS Health primary care doctors take the appropriate amount of time to address all your health concerns with compassion.

Primary care doctors treat a range of health issues, from common colds to chronic illnesses. They provide preventive care, diagnose and treat acute and chronic illnesses, and provide vaccines, and laboratory testing services.

Primary care doctors are the first point of contact for most people when it comes to their health. Primary care physicians will try to improve your health and keep you healthy. They can also improve the overall quality of life by being easy to talk to and thorough for all your medical needs.

Below are the conditions primary care doctors treat during care visits:

Common Medical Needs


  • Asthma
  • Diarrhea
  • Earaches and ear infections
  • Flu-like illnesses
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Infections
  • Respiratory conditions



  • Skin rashes and allergies
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Sore Throat
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Upper respiratory problems
  • Vomiting


Chronic Illnesses


  • Allergic Reaction
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Back Pain
  • Cholesterol
  • COPD
  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Emphysema
  • Endocrine Disorders



  • Gout
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart Disease
  • Hypertension
  • Insomnia
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Disease
  • Migraines
  • Obesity
  • Pneumonia
  • Thyroid


Digestive Issues


  • Celiac Diseases
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Food intolerances
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)



  • Hepatitis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Pancreatitis
  • Ulcerative Colitis


Respiratory Conditions


  • Allergies
  • Bronchitis
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Cystic Fibrosis



  • Hepatitis
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Cystic Fibrosis


Cardiac Disease

If you think you are experiencing a heart attack, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital.
Your primary doctor does not specialize in cardiology or heart conditions. However, they can check for signs of heart disease, prescribe medications and refer you to a heart specialist.

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Arrhythmia (abnormal heart beat)



  • Coronary artery disease
  • High Cholesterol