Primary Care


Your primary care provider offers comprehensive services that fulfill your everyday health needs. Malini Kumar, MD, at Premier Primary Care in Houston, Texas, provides an individualized approach to wellness and chronic medical disease treatment, with an emphasis on lifestyle medicine. With Dr. Kumar’s expert support, you can enjoy better health and improved quality of life. Call the office today or schedule an in-person or telehealth appointment online to learn more about the primary care services available.

What is primary care?

Primary care is a service that caters to most of your health care needs. You can use your primary care provider when you’re sick or to help you stay well. Only if you have an acute life-threatening injury or illness should you bypass primary care and visit your nearest hospital emergency room.

At Premier Primary Care, Dr. Kumar provides adults of all ages with comprehensive medical services. She focuses on lifestyle medicine, helping people change their diets and habits to promote well-being and treat chronic diseases.

  • Sick visits
  • Chronic disease management
  • Weight management

Excess body weight makes you more vulnerable to problems like shortness of breath, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), infections, and skin disorders. You’re also more likely to develop complications when you’re sick, such as getting pneumonia after the flu.

Weight loss lowers your risk of health problems like these. You also benefit from having more energy and increased self-confidence.


What primary care services are available?

Premier Primary Care offers a range of services, including:

1. Sick Visits

When you have acute symptoms, Dr. Kumar sees you promptly to diagnose and treat your illness. Common problems that might require a sick visit include:

  • Severe or persistent headaches
  • Diarrhea and vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Fever
  • Severe sore throat
  • Nasal or sinus congestion
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Minor burns and scalds
  • Minor cuts and abrasions
  • Painful urination

You can often recover from these problems with proper home care. Getting rest, drinking plenty of fluids, and eating light, easily digestible meals sort out most infections in a few days. Cleaning and dressing wounds stops them from getting infected and helps them heal. You can use over-the-counter pain medications and other products to ease your symptoms.

However, you should call Premier Primary Care if you don’t get better and your symptoms worsen, or you have a chronic health condition, like diabetes, that increases your risk of complications.

2. Chronic disease management

Chronic diseases range from heart disease and diabetes to fibromyalgia and asthma, which require ongoing care, including regular reviews, support with lifestyle changes, and various tests. If you have a specialist, Dr. Kumar works with them to provide optimal care.

3. Weight management

Excess body weight has multiple adverse effects on your health. Dr. Kumar helps you reduce your weight and maintain it at a healthy level.

How important is preventive medicine in primary care?

Preventive medicine is fundamental to primary care and is an area where Dr. Kumar excels. Premier Primary Care offers preventive medicine services, including:

  • Annual physical exams
  • Immunizations
  • Cancer screening
  • Cholesterol checks
  • Blood pressure measurement
  • Blood sugar tests
  • Nutrition counseling

Supporting your well-being through preventive medicine reduces your risk of life-threatening disease, which also saves you time and money while avoiding the inconvenience, pain, and distress of ill health.

Call Premier Primary Care to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kumar or book an appointment online today. Telehealth appointments are available. 

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