Pelican Family Medicine

Primary Care

Family Medicine located in Wilmington, NC

Primary Care services offered in Wilmington, NC

Superior primary care is one of the best ways to stay healthy and reduce the chance of developing bothersome symptoms or severe complications. At Pelican Family Medicine, with two convenient offices in Wilmington, North Carolina, Samuel Armitage, MD, and his team offer comprehensive primary care services to patients 12 and older. Call the nearest office to schedule a wellness checkup or sick visit, or use the online booking feature today.

Primary Care Q&A

What is primary care?

Primary care available at Pelican Family Medicine includes medical evaluations, diagnostic testing, and treatments to ensure that you stay healthy. These medical appointments help your provider detect minor health problems before they become more serious.

What are the benefits of exceptional primary care?

The benefits you can take advantage of when choosing  primary care at Pelican Family Medicine include:

  • Stronger immune system
  • Better disease management
  • Healthier body weight
  • Reduced risk of diseases and their complications
  • Faster recovery after illnesses and injuries
  • Improvements in overall health and well-being
  • Better hormone balance
  • More energy
  • Improved mental health
  • Better quality of life

The Pelican Family Medicine team is highly trained with many years of experience. They treat patients like family in a friendly, welcoming clinic.

Which primary care services are available?

Some of the outstanding primary care services available at Pelican Family Medicine include:

  • Wellness exams
  • Sick visits
  • Annual physicals
  • Women’s health exams
  • Pap tests, pelvic exams, and breast exams
  • Men’s health exams
  • Geriatric care
  • Pediatric and adolescent care
  • Comprehensive adult medical care
  • Immunizations
  • Pharmacogenomic testing
  • IV infusions
  • On-site lab testing
  • On-site X-rays
  • Medically supervised weight management programs
  • Fall management programs
  • Chronic disease management
  • Prescriptions
  • Cardiovascular screening
  • Other disease screenings

If you have a complex or severe medical problem, the Pelican Family Medicine providers can refer you to a specialist for care.

What happens during primary care appointments?

The friendly Pelican Family Medicine providers greet you when you arrive at the clinic for a primary care appointment. They weigh you, assess your body mass index (BMI), and check your blood pressure and other vital signs.

Your provider also completes a physical exam to evaluate your overall health and wellness. They offer pelvic exams and Pap tests to women and prostate exams to men. You might also need blood tests, pharmacogenomic testing, and other lab tests or imaging procedures to screen for potential medical problems and treat them promptly.

If you need treatment, like prescription drugs, vaccinations, lifestyle change counseling, IV infusions, or injury care, the Pelican Family Medicine experts personalize a treatment plan to enhance healing and give you the best quality of life possible. They follow up with you to ensure your treatment is effective.

How often should I schedule primary care visits?

Schedule primary care appointments at Pelican Family Medicine at least once yearly for a health maintenance checkup (wellness visit). Call the office whenever you or a loved one develops unusual symptoms, becomes ill, or gets injured. You can also call Pelican Family Medicine if you have concerns about your physical or mental health or overall well-being.

Call the nearest office or use the online booking feature today to schedule a primary care appointment at Pelican Family Medicine.