Primary Care

Columbia Internal Medicine

Padma Sripada, MD

Internal Medicine & Medical Spa located in Castleton, NY

A primary care physician becomes your partner in health care for many years. Padma Sripada, MD, a board-certified internist at Columbia Internal Medicine in Castleton, New York, serving East Greenbush, Valatie, and surrounding areas, offers men and women the highest standard of primary health care. Dr. Sripada takes a comprehensive, whole-person approach to treating numerous health conditions. She considers the many factors of your lifestyle when helping you manage existing conditions and treating new ones. If you’re looking for a primary care physician who takes the time to get to know you and understand your health concerns, call to schedule an appointment or book online.

Primary Care Q & A

What does a primary care physician do?

A primary care doctor is your partner in health care for a variety of common medical conditions. Dr. Sripada takes time to get to know about your lifestyle, including your family health history, your career, and any other factors that contribute to your physical and emotional health. Your overall health is Dr. Sripada’s main concern, and she does everything she can to treat you as a whole person, rather than just a collection of symptoms.

Primary care physicians perform annual exams, recommend ways to prevent illness, and help you manage long-term health conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure. When you’re sick, Dr. Sripada treats your acute conditions, as well, such as a sore throat, stomach virus, or a urinary tract infection. She expertly diagnoses your symptoms so she can prescribe the most effective solution.

In addition to these common health issues, Dr. Sripada also provides medical aesthetic services with the Icon™ Aesthetic System, so you can look and feel your best both inside and out. She offers meditation and stress management techniques for managing daily stress and challenging personal and professional situations. Dr. Sripada helps people dealing with opioid addictions by providing Suboxone treatment, as well.

What health conditions can I see my primary care physician for?

In addition to being your main doctor and health care advocate when it comes to preventing illness, Dr. Sripada treats chronic and acute conditions, such as:

  • Back pain
  • Acid reflux disease
  • Arthritis
  • Cold and flu
  • Fever
  • Skin rashes and allergies
  • Ear infections
  • Insomnia
  • High cholesterol
  • Women’s health issues
  • Headaches and migraines

She provides diagnosis and treatment for health issues that are the result of aging, genetics, and your lifestyle. She can help you control your weight and adopt a healthier nutritional plan, too. Dr. Sripada facilitates disease prevention so you can maintain your best health long-term.

What can I expect at my first appointment?

Dr. Sripada sees new patients as quickly as possible, often within three weeks of requesting an initial appointment. Same-day sick visits are often available, too. At your first visit, Dr. Sripada takes time to talk to you and get to know you, one-on-one. She reviews your health history, listens to any concerns you have, and performs an exam.

From your first appointment and at every appointment after that, you’ll see Dr. Sripada and speak with her about your health concerns. She fosters an open doctor-patient relationship from the start, so you feel comfortable freely discussing health issues with her in the future.

For outstanding primary care in the Albany, New York, area, call to schedule an appointment or use the online booking tool.