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Family Medicine Specialist

James  A.  Sharkoff, M.D. -  - Primary Care

Pueblo Medical Center

James A. Sharkoff, M.D.

Primary Care located in Stanton, CA

At the Pueblo Medical Center, James Sharkoff, MD, provides a wide range of health services to meet the needs of your entire family from birth through geriatrics. The family medicine practice, located in Stanton, California, offers comprehensive medical care in a warm, compassionate environment based on familiarity with its patients. Whether it’s time for a yearly physical or you have symptoms and need treatment, Pueblo Medical Center can help. Call the practice, schedule an appointment online, or simply stop by — no appointment necessary.

Family Medicine Q & A

What is family medicine?

Family medicine is a branch of medicine focused on providing healthcare to your entire family across every stage of life. Dr. Sharkoff focuses on preventive care and ensures you have the information you need to make informed decisions about your healthcare.

Among the main advantages of a family medicine practice is that over time, Dr. Sharkoff will have comprehensive knowledge of your family’s medical history to provide higher quality care. 

You and your family can all go to a single location for routine healthcare needs from birth to adulthood, giving everyone time to develop rapport and a personal relationship with your doctor.

What are family medicine services?

Family medicine services meet all of your routine healthcare needs. The services offered at Pueblo Medical Center include:

Preventive care

Dr. Sharkoff takes a preventive approach to care with annual exams for all ages and genders. The types of preventive care offered at Pueblo Medical Center include:

  • Annual physicals
  • Women’s health 
  • Men’s health
  • Well-child exam
  • Diabetes screenings
  • Hypertension screenings

Keeping an annual wellness exam schedule enables Dr. Sharkoff to monitor your health and detect potential changes to your health in the early stages when most illnesses and diseases are easier to treat. 

Management of acute and chronic conditions

In addition to providing preventive care or expert care for unexpected illnesses such as the common cold or flu, Dr. Sharkoff helps manage acute and chronic conditions. Some of the common conditions Dr. Sharkoff treats include: 

  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension and high cholesterol
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Arthritis
  • Menopause
  • Low testosterone
  • Obesity

Pueblo Medical Center can accommodate patients without an appointment, too.

What’s the difference between general practice and family medicine?

Doctors practicing at a general practice or family medicine practice are both primary care physicians, but general practice doctors are more often adult internists, focused on adult patients.

A family medicine doctor is both an internist and a pediatrician and has specialized knowledge for treating patients of all ages.

When you or your child are due for your annual physical or need a doctor for undesirable health symptoms, call Pueblo Medical Center to schedule an appointment or use the online booking tool. You can even stop in if you’re in the area and don’t have an appointment.