Primary Care

Tamara Maher, DO -  - Family Medicine Physician

Maher Family Practice

Tamara Maher, DO

Family Medicine Physician located in Los Alamitos, CA

Your primary care provider plays an essential role in the health and wellbeing of you and your family, acting as the first point of contact when you feel unwell or need advice on healthy lifestyle changes. Tamara Maher, DO, of Maher Family Practice in Los Alamitos, California, is a family-oriented primary care physician who excels in providing all your routine medical services and helping you lead a healthy, happy life. If you have any concerns about your health, or just need a checkup, call the practice today or book an appointment online.

Primary Care Q & A

What is primary care?

Primary care medicine includes all the regular health checkups, screenings, immunization programs, and other forms of preventive medicine, as well as being the first place you go to when you have a concern about your health. Dr. Maher is a family physician who provides first-class primary care services, diagnosing common medical complaints, helping you lead a healthier lifestyle, and managing your everyday health issues.

If at any point Dr. Maher feels you need to see a specialist, she can refer you to the appropriate service, and Maher Family Practice works closely with hospitals and medical specialist services to ensure you get the best possible care.

When would I use a primary care service?

Primary care is your first step to better health, so you can make an appointment to see Dr. Maher for all your health-related problems or queries. Dr. Maher helps with regular health checks and screening programs, including:

  • Your annual checkup
  • Well-woman exam
  • Medical assessments and physicals
  • Pap smears
  • Immunizations
  • Cancer screening
  • STD testing
  • Cholesterol checks
  • Blood sugar monitoring
  • Blood pressure measurement

You can also go to see Dr. Maher if you sustain an injury or feel ill, but don’t need to go to the emergency room. Minor injuries, fevers, skin complaints, respiratory illnesses, back problems, and migraines are just a few examples of the many ailments Dr. Maher diagnoses and treats.

Dr. Maher is an advocate of preventive medicine and dedicates herself to helping patients live healthier lifestyles. She provides information and support on smoking cessation, weight loss, stress reduction, and how to keep fit, all of which play a vital role in keeping you healthy and active.

Can primary care providers help with chronic health conditions?

Dr. Maher plays an essential role in caring for patients with long-term health conditions such as:

  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Chronic pain
  • Depression and other mood disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Eczema
  • Fibromyalgia
  • High blood pressure
  • Immune system disorders
  • Leg ulcers
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Thyroid problems

Patients who have chronic health conditions require regular checkups and tests to assess their health and make sure they’re receiving the correct medication.

You can take control of your health by scheduling a preventive appointment and not waiting until you are very sick before visiting the practice. Find out more about the benefits of preventive medicine and the range of primary care services Dr. Maher offers by calling Maher Family Practice today, or book an appointment online.