Primary Care Specialist

Ben Littlejohn III, MD

Family Medicine located in East Bay Area, Emeryville, CA

Primary care gives you access to the essential medical services you need to manage and maintain your health. At his practice in Emeryville, California, Ben Littlejohn III, MD, is a leading provider of integrative, patient-centered primary care. He offers screening, prevention, and treatment for many common illnesses and injuries. To schedule your primary care visit, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Primary Care Q & A

What is primary care?

Primary care is a branch of medicine dedicated to the broad spectrum of your health care needs. You and your primary care provider establish a lasting relationship to help you manage your risks and maintain long-term health and function. 

Your primary care doctor also determines your need for specialist care and helps guide you through the health care system. 

Primary care is designed to prevent, identify, and treat a wide range of common conditions. 

Who needs primary care?

Everyone needs a primary care doctor. Some primary care doctors treat specific age groups, like pediatricians and internists. Dr. Littlejohn is board certified in family medicine and provides primary care for patients ages 2 and up. 

As a family medicine provider, Dr. Littlejohn makes it easy for you to manage the health of your entire family.  

What conditions do primary care doctors treat?

Primary care doctors treat a wide range of conditions, including but not limited to:

  • The flu
  • Pneumonia
  • Sprains and strains
  • Infections
  • Sore throat
  • Ulcers
  • Urinary infections

Primary care doctors also provide disease management for chronic conditions like:

  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Thyroid problems 
  • Anemia
  • Epilepsy

When you have a concern about your health, your primary care doctor is likely the first place you’ll turn. Primary care provides you with access to safe, effective medical treatments based on your personal health. 

What primary care services are available?

Dr. Littlejohn is here to help you keep track of your health and treat common illnesses and injuries. Primary care services at his practice include but not limited to:

  • Health screenings
  • Patient education
  • Disease management
  • Non-Narcotic pain control acute and chronic

Prevention is the goal of primary care. With regular health screenings and other preventive services, Dr. Littlejohn can help you avoid many acute and chronic conditions. 

If you require medical treatment, he provides you with the necessary evaluations to determine the cause of your condition. Dr. Littlejohn works with you to determine the best ways to address your medical concerns, restore and maintain your health. 

To schedule a primary care visit for you or a loved one, call the office of Ben Littlejohn III, MD, or book an appointment online today.