Primary Care

Archana Shende, MD -  - Primary Care

Archana Shende, MD

Primary Care located in Anaheim, CA

As your primary care doctor, Archana Shende, MD, in Anaheim, California, is here for all your comprehensive health care needs. With more than 27 years of experience, Dr. Shende has the knowledge and skills needed to help with illness, injury, and preventive care. Book online or by phone today. Same-day appointments are also available.

Primary Care Q & A

What kinds of illness and injury does primary care include?

Dr. Shende offers a wide range of primary care services, including, but not limited to, care for: 

  • Colds 
  • Flu
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Sprains and strains
  • Infections (strep, ear infections, and others)
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Women’s health concerns
  • High cholesterol
  • Respiratory illnesses (bronchitis, pneumonia, and others)

You can rely on Dr. Shende for all nonlife-threatening injuries and illnesses, and also for preventive care that helps you avoid many health problems. 

What kind of preventive care is included in primary care?

Dr. Shende offers primary care services to help you avoid serious and potentially fatal illnesses. Diseases like type 2 diabetes, and conditions like high blood pressure are avoidable if you take the right steps to get and stay healthy. 

Preventive care starts with specific changes to your lifestyle, like managing your weight, stopping smoking, and avoiding alcohol. In many cases, you don’t even need medication to prevent conditions like high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes if you make the right changes early enough.

When do I need to see my primary care doctor?

As your primary care physician, Dr. Shende is your go-to for virtually all medical care. This includes comprehensive physical exams, which Dr. Shende usually recommends at least once a year. 

You might also need to see Dr. Shende for ear infections, colds, cases of the flu, sprains, and other illnesses and injuries that happen occasionally. If you’re feeling awful and need help fast, Dr. Shende offers same-day appointments so you can get rapid relief.

What happens when I need specialized care?

If you need specialized care beyond the scope of Dr. Shende’s primary care services, she can refer you to a trusted colleague for that care. For instance, if you develop heart disease, she can refer you to a skilled cardiologist for treatment. After referral, she will continue to manage all your primary care needs and co-manage your advanced care with your specialist.

Dr. Shende and her friendly team at Archana Shende, MD, are here to meet all your primary care needs. If you need to schedule an appointment, call her office, or use online booking to schedule your appointment now.