Michele L Martinez, MD
Family Medicine & Geriatric Care located in Riverside, CA
Whether you’re healthy, injured, or sick, a primary care doctor helps you attain and maintain well-being for life. Dr. Michele Martinez, a family medicine expert with more than 25 years of experience, offers everything you and your family need for optimum health at People’s Care Health Systems. Located in Riverside, California, the practice provides primary care services to people of all ages, including babies and senior citizens. If you and your family want primary care you can count on, contact the office by phone or through the online booking form.
Primary Care Q & A
Why do I need a primary care doctor?
A primary care doctor is a first-line healthcare professional who can treat most common ailments, provide continuity of care for you and your family. Dr. Martinez believes in building strong relationships with each man, woman, and child she treats, so that you always feel comfortable bringing her your concerns and know that you always have someone to turn to when you’re not feeling well.
Dr. Martinez treats a full range of problems and disorders in patients of all ages, and offers a variety of services, including:
- Internal and family medicine
- Physical examinations
- Urgent care
- Immunizations, including flu shots
- OB/GYN services
- Men’s health care
- Pediatric and Geriatric care
She also has expertise in areas such as:
- Nonoperative orthopedics
- Palliative medicine
- Sleep medicine
When should I see my primary care doctor?
Many patients should see Dr. Martinez at least once a year for a full physical examination and wellness evaluation. You can also consult with her whenever you or your family don’t feel well, have a nonemergency acute injury or illness, or other health concerns. Some areas where Dr. Martinez has expertise include, but aren’t limited to:
- Sports injuries
- Urinary tract infections
- Fever, cold, and flu
- Insomnia and sleep apnea
- Sore throat
- Uncomfortable or heavy periods
- Chicken pox
You and your family members can also come in whenever you need urgent care for a condition that isn’t t life threatening. However, if you have an emergency, please call 9-1-1 or go straight to your nearest emergency room.
What kinds of lab tests are available?
The dedicated team at People’s Care Health Systems offers a full range of diagnostic tests. Dr. Martinez can provide blood and urine testing, including:
- Cholesterol levels
- Complete blood count
- Liver function tests
- Electrolytes and kidney function tests
- Blood glucose
- Hemoglobin A1C
- Thyroid function tests
- Pregnancy tests
- Prostate-specific antigen
As part of your health management plan, Dr. Martinez can order other forms of testing for a variety of medical conditions as well as routine women’s health tests such as Pap smears and HPV testing.
How does a primary care physician help me stay well?
In addition to diagnosing and treating illness, Dr. Martinez places a strong emphasis on disease prevention, including lifestyle adjustments. If you’re overweight, she helps you find a diet and exercise plan that works for you.
To help yourself and your entire family stay well and healthy, contact Dr. Martinez for a wellness examination and consultation. You can call the friendly People’s Care Health Systems staff or book an appointment online.