Primary Care

Primary Care, Urgent Care and Mental Health located in Hoffman Estates, IL
Primary Care

Primary Care services offered in Hoffman Estates, IL

Having a primary care doctor allows you to build a relationship with someone who’s focused on your health and knows your medical history. Integrated Express Healthcare Solutions, doctorally prepared nurse practitioner Dr. Kristina Passarelli, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, provides comprehensive primary care services for men and women in the Hoffman Estates, Illinois, office. Book an appointment online or call the office to learn more about Primary Care at Integrated Express Healthcare Solutions.

Primary Care Q&A

Why do I need a primary care provider?

A primary care provider, like Dr. Passarelli, serves as the center of your medical team. They’re responsible for keeping tabs on your health and conducting routine screenings to detect early warning signs of chronic illnesses. You need a primary care practitioner to:

  • Get referrals to specialists, such as a cardiologist or OB/GYN
  • Manage chronic conditions, including diabetes
  • Prevent chronic issues like atherosclerosis

Having Dr. Passarelli on your side is also important for urgent care needs. If you come down with severe flu or need sutures, it’s helpful to be able to pick up the phone and be advised by a provider who knows your medical history. 

What happens during a primary care appointment?

Integrated Express Healthcare Solutions is dedicated to providing comprehensive primary care services where every member of your family can receive quality medical care. During your primary care evaluation, your practitioner may:

  • Evaluate your weight and talk with you about weight management
  • Make changes to your prescription medications or order refills
  • Conduct a neurological evaluation and check your reflexes
  • Refer you for a mammogram
  • Check your blood pressure

Dr. Passarelli may even order patient-specific lab testing, which may include checking for risk of heart disease (cholesterol test), or determining if you’re at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes (glucose or A1C test). 

How often do I need to see my primary care physician?

Dr. Passarelli generally recommends annual exams. You should plan on scheduling your routine physical around the same time every year. Outside of these appointments, you may need to schedule an appointment if you:

  • Get sick or have a minor injury
  • Are traveling overseas and need vaccinations
  • Require a specialized physical for work, such as an executive physical

Dr. Passarelli may also schedule you for more frequent exams if you need help managing a chronic condition, which is common for new diabetics. In a case like this, you may need to contact Integrated Express Healthcare Solutions several times each year. 

Integrated Express Healthcare Solutions offers comprehensive primary care services and is currently accepting new patients. You can book your exam online, or you can call the office directly.