A primary care physician is a general practice doctor who treats basic medical conditions. They are often the first doctor most patients see when they have a health concern. Primary care doctors administer physicals and required vaccinations to all ages in addition to diagnosing and treating common medical conditions from strep throat to bacterial infections and simple viruses. The physician diagnoses and also manages the treatment of chronic conditions including diabetes, and high blood pressure and either provides care or refers patients to specialists if the condition requires. They can also read and interpret x-rays, blood tests, and urine tests.
At Lincoln Medical Group, we specialize in preventative medicine and holistic health. One of our primary goals is to help patients learn to be healthy and maintain proper habits to promote overall health. This includes patient education on diet, smoking, and other lifestyle choices. Studies have shown that patients under the care of a primary physician tend to receive more total care, frequent vaccinations and to be better screened for serious, but preventable illnesses, including cancer.
At Lincoln Medical Group, Dr. Pohl has practiced in San Diego since 1980. A rare multi-specialist, Dr. Pohl is a medical Top Gun! Board Certified Occupational Medicine Practitioner, a Qualified Medical Examiner, Family Practitioner, Addiction specialist and a workers compensation Utilization Review Specialist. He received his MPH (Masters Public Health) in addition to his Medical Degree. An expert physician, Dr. Pohl is also a very nice man. His generosity and kindness recognized by the Charlie Joyner Winning Spirit Award recently received. Rest assured that if you are under the care of Dr. Pohl, you are in good hands. He believes in a holistic approach to care that combines physiotherapy, massage, nutrition and other alternative medicine to get you well in the most efficient way possible.
At Lincoln Medical Group, your children will be in the best possible care when it comes to their physical check-up, initial and approved scheduled immunizations, and general day-to-day health. Dr Jinadu, our board certified doctor, has had years of experience in the care of pediatric patients
Physical therapy is a health profession concerned with and the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of disease and disability through physical means. The role of the physical therapist is to evaluate and manage a program, which is designed to accomplish the goals set by both the patient and their therapist. Physical therapists use passive and active therapies to treat patients. Passive therapies include heat/cold therapy, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, traction, massage and joint mobilization. Active therapies include carefully monitored stretching, strengthening and other therapeutic exercises.
Physical therapy and spinal rehabilitation are beneficial for patients with all types of muscular skeletal pathologies from chronic low back pain to post-operative spinal surgery. Some common reasons to seek Physical therapy include:
- Auto injuries
- Work comp injuries
- Disc injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Repetitive stress injuries, slip and fall accidents, and other trauma.
Massage is a “hands-on” treatment in which a therapist manipulates muscles and other soft tissues of the body to improve health and well-being. Varieties of massage range from gentle stroking and kneading of muscles and other soft tissues to deeper manual techniques. It helps relieve muscle tension and reduce stress. Although massage affects the body as a whole, it particularly influences the activity of the musculoskeletal, circulatory, lymphatic, and nervous systems which is a great adjunct to your physical therapy treatment.
At Lincoln Medical Group, we are a full service general practice clinic providing primary care in a comfortable environment. Our philosophy is holistic with a total approach to health addressing all aspects of diseases with customized solutions to your individual health care needs. We believe health is more than non-sickness and, therefore, place importance on healthy lifestyle living, which includes fitness and proper nutrition. Our office is conveniently located in Linda Vista just off the 163 Mesa College off ramp. We welcome and understand your special challenges.