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Primary Care

Zachary Lyons, MD -  - Board Certified Family Medicine Physician

Lyons Family Medicine

Zachary Lyons, MD

Board Certified Family Medicine Physician located in Glenside, PA

There are many reasons you may need to see a doctor, whether it be a regular checkup, immunizations, or treatment when you’re feeling sick. In these situations, having a primary care physician that you know and trust can give you peace of mind. Zachary Lyons, MD, of Lyons Family Medicine in Glenside, Pennsylvania, cares about all of his patients, taking the time to know you as a person, not just as a patient. As a Member of the Lyons CCPHP membership program, you experience an enhanced approach to your primary care. Members are guaranteed same and next-day extended appointments regardless if you need to be seen urgently or simply require a follow-up visit, 24/7 connectivity to Dr. Lyons via a custom telehealth app, opportunity to take part in a robust wellneSs program and more. To learn more about all the added features of the program, call or fill out the online consultation request form to connect with a Member Advisor.

Primary Care Q&A

What is primary care? 

A primary care doctor is your first medical contact when you need medical care. Ideally, you see a primary care physician for preventive care before getting sick, requiring a specialist, or going to a hospital. With an emphasis on family medicine, your primary care physician will focus on your essential health needs. 

Your primary care physician directs and coordinates all aspects of your health care, prescribing medications, creating treatment plans, and referring you to a specialist if necessary. 

Additionally, your primary care physician takes care of any non-emergency health issues, such as strep throat or a sinus infection, or ongoing chronic issues like acid reflux or high blood pressure. 

What should I expect from my primary care physician?

Your primary care physician’s first focus is on preventative care and screening for health issues and working with you to create a treatment plan for your overall health. When your primary care physician also works in family medicine, like Dr. Lyons, that continuity of care is even more comprehensive, as family members can share many health conditions. 

Providing continuity in your treatment, your primary care physician is your ally in all of your health and wellness goals. Your primary care physician will coordinate your records, tests, prescriptions, and hospitalizations when you see a specialist. They will ensure you’re not duplicating tests, that your medications are necessary and compatible with each other, and that you see the right specialist for your medical needs. 

How is primary care different from internal and family medicine? 

Primary care physicians fall into three categories: internal medicine doctors, family medicine doctors, and pediatricians. Dr. Lyons is a primary care physician offering personalized concierge medicine to adult patients. 

Internal medicine doctors care for adults, and pediatricians care for children. Family medicine doctors are both internal medicine doctors and pediatricians. By combining specialties, they care for patients of all ages.

How often should I see my primary care physician if I’m healthy?

To manage your health, you should see your Dr. Lyons annually for a physical exam. Most insurance companies classify the yearly physical as preventive care and may cover these visits fully. 

To ensure you receive the comprehensive care you need to manage your health throughout your lifetime, call or fill out the consultation request form to connect with a Member Advisor.