Primary Care Physicians located in Mount Juliet, TN
Internal medicine includes a wide range of care. Dr. Ashok K. Mehta is Board Certified in internal medicine and is the primary care physician at SimplyCare, located in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee. Dr. Mehta is dedicated to providing the best internal medicine care to all of his patients.
Internal Medicine Q & A
What is Internal Medicine?
Internal medicine is often known as general medicine. This type of medicine is focused on the health and wellness of adults, much like pediatrics is focused on the health and wellness of children. At SimplyCare, internal medicine specialist Dr. Ashok K. Mehta provides many types of care to treat chronic conditions, prevent disease, and promote overall health and wellness. Dr. Mehta serves as a primary care doctor for his patients, where he manages their health on an ongoing basis.
When is an Appointment With an Internal Medicine Physician Needed?
Most people need to have a physical exam once per year, even if they haven't been ill. A yearly physical is a good time for the physician to make sure that the patient is still healthy and that no new issues are emerging. Patients should also schedule an appointment whenever they are experiencing new symptoms or health issues. The earlier the patient seeks treatment, the higher the chances of dealing with that health problem quickly and successfully. Anyone who suffers from chronic conditions may need to see the doctor on a more frequent basis. This includes conditions like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and any other chronic condition that requires ongoing treatment and monitoring.
How Can Patients Prepare for an Appointment With an Internal Medicine Doctor?
For a patient's first appointment at SimplyCare, the staff strives to make the process easy. Patients can fill out some forms ahead of time. It's generally recommended that patients arrive around 15 minutes prior to their scheduled appointment time. Patients should always bring their insurance cards to the appointment, and be prepared to pay any co-payment at the time of the appointment. The doctor may also have some special recommendations for the patient; for example, a patient may need to fast before some blood tests.
SimplyCare is "In-Network" with essentially all commercial insurance plans (HMO and PPO) in this area. We are also in network with the TennCare programs in this area. To support our Military, our physicians are in the TriCare network as participating providers. They are also participating providers in the regular fee-for-service Medicare and Medicaid programs and the Medicare Advantage programs sponsored by the larger insurance companies. Please note: We do not participate in any HealthSpring network, including their Medicare plans because they refuse to allow us in their network.
Words from our patients
"I've been seeing Dr. Mehta for 4 years now and our family loves his knowledge and the friendliness of the entire staff!"
"I was sent to see Dr. Mehta a few years ago for him to be my primary care doctor. I can not be happier with this move."
"Very genuine caring people that make you feel cared about, not like just another face or number."