Primary Care Specialist

Zhuping Chang, MD -  - Internal Medicine

Zhuping Chang, MD

Internal Medicine located in Plainsboro, NJ

Having access to primary care you can trust is a key tenet of any good health care plan. Consider Zhuping Chang, MD, located in the heart of Plainsboro, New Jersey, for your primary care needs. Dr. Chang offers comprehensive physical exams, individualized treatment plans, referrals to renowned specialists, and more. She relishes the role of being a primary care provider for her patients. To meet with Dr. Chang, call the office or use the online booking tool to request an appointment today.

Primary Care Q & A

What’s primary care?

Primary care refers to the routine preventive health care services that Dr. Chang provides at her state-of-the-art office in Plainsboro, New Jersey. Generally, primary care focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of both acute and chronic conditions. 

It’s the foundational component of your overall health and wellbeing. That means Dr. Chang’s brand of primary care also emphasizes promoting healthy lifestyle habits, preventing disease, managing your medications, providing specialist referrals, and patient education so that you feel empowered when it comes to your health care.  

In most instances concerning your health, primary care is the first line of defense. 

What happens during a physical exam?

The regularly scheduled physical exam is a very important part of your primary care regimen. 

A routine physical exam that Dr. Chang provides includes comprehensive evaluations of your: 

  • Respiratory system
  • Heart function
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Blood pressure

Depending on how your physical exam goes, Dr. Chang can opt to perform more in-depth screenings or provide specialist referrals. Also, factors such as your age, medical history, and current health situation may impact what checks Dr. Chang performs during your physical exam. 

Your physical exam is the forum in which to ask Dr. Chang any general questions or concerns you may have about your health. 

Why is primary care essential?

Primary care is so essential because it’s how you maintain good health over the long-term. It enables you and your physician to prevent diseases and catch health problems early on when treatment methods are typically more successful. 

Paying attention to your primary care needs can save you time and money. Complex health problems tend to involve costly and invasive procedures. It also helps improve your overall quality of life, as statistics show that individuals who regularly see a primary health care provider have 19% lower odds of premature death versus those who only visit specialists.

How often should I come in for primary care visits? 

This really depends on how old you are, your medical history, and the specific recommendations of Dr. Chang. In some cases, coming in annually for primary care visits is plenty. However, if you’re dealing with chronic health conditions that require more frequent evaluations, Dr. Chang will let you know, and develop a personalized plan for you. 

To schedule your next primary care visit with Dr. Chang, call the office or use the online booking tool today.