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Primary Care Specialist

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

Pueblo Medical Center

James A. Sharkoff, M.D.

Primary Care located in Stanton, CA

Finding a primary care doctor you trust is an important aspect of maintaining your overall health and wellbeing. Your primary care doctor is your first stop for everything related to your health from annual exams, preventive screenings, immunizations, and diagnosis of health problems. James Sharkoff, MD, at Pueblo Medical Center in Stanton, California, offers a full menu of primary care services with and without an appointment. Call to schedule or use the online booking tool, or simply walk-in at your convenience.

Primary Care Q & A

What is primary care?

Primary care practices are at the center of your healthcare, diagnosing and treating acute illnesses such as the flu or strep throat, providing diagnostic imaging for wound and fracture care, and monitoring your health condition over time.

Primary care, family medicine doctors like Dr. Sharkoff are experienced and prepared to treat most diseases and health conditions for patients of all ages. He treats and educates you on everyday health ailments along with chronic conditions such as hypertension and diabetes. 

When specialty care is needed for the treatment of specific health issues, Dr. Sharkoff refers you to appropriate medical care professionals.

What are the different types of primary care doctors?

Primary care doctors are separated into four distinct categories of medical care: 

Internal medicine

Internal medicine doctors focus on primary care services for adults.

Family medicine

Family medicine doctors, such as Dr. Sharkoff at Pueblo Medical Center, provides primary care services for patients of all genders and ages, from birth to geriatrics. 

Pediatrics

Pediatric medicine is a branch of primary care medicine focused on the unique health needs of newborns, infants, children, and adolescents. 

Obstetrics and gynecology

Obstetricians and gynecologists (OB/GYNs) are primary care doctors specializing in women’s health needs, including family planning, reproductive system health, prenatal care, and pregnancy. 

Why do I need a primary care doctor?

Primary care is extremely important to your overall wellbeing because your doctor gets to know you over time, making it easier to detect and diagnose health issues at the early stages. Your primary care doctor gives you access to patient education, tools, and information that helps maintain good health and improve your quality of life.

Having a primary care doctor pays off financially, too. The Council on Graduate Medical Education conducted a study that shows patients with primary care doctors generally have better health and spend less money on their healthcare services overall.  

What if I need specialist care?

While Dr. Sharkoff is a primary care provider with experience handling all types of injuries and illnesses, there are some health conditions that require the expertise of a specialist. If you need specialist care, Dr. Sharkoff refers you to a local specialist best equipped to assist you with your specific health conditions. 

Whether you’re new to the Stanton area or it’s been more than a year since you visited a doctor, get primary care services at Pueblo Medical Center. You can use the convenient online feature to schedule an appointment, call the practice, or check the walk-in appointment availability.