Primary Care

Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner & Concierge Medicine located in Beaufort, Hyde, Pitt, Martin, Washington and Dare Counties, Belhaven, NC

Primary care is there for all your everyday health needs. Laureen Koehler, FNP-C, at House Calls, LLC, is an experienced, board-certified primary care provider looking after adults and children of all ages. The practice is based in Belhaven, North Carolina, but Laureen makes home visits to patients in Beaufort County and Hyde County. She also provides state-wide telemedicine appointments for everything from acute health problems to chronic disease management. Phone House Calls, LLC, or book your primary care home visit or telehealth consultation online today.

Primary Care Q & A

What is primary care?

Primary care providers offer comprehensive health care to patients when they’re sick and help them avoid illness.

You consult your primary care practitioner whenever you need medical advice. The only exception is a life-threatening injury or symptoms of a critical event like a stroke or heart attack when you should call 911 or get to your nearest hospital emergency room immediately.

House Calls, LLC, offers primary care services to patients of all ages. You can talk to Laureen using secure telemedicine video chat technology, and she also makes home visits.


How does primary care help me when I’m sick?

Primary care helps with acute and chronic conditions. Laureen can diagnose and treat many common acute problems, including:

  • Colds and flu
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Diarrhea and vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Fevers
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Skin rashes
  • Sprains and strains
  • Cuts, bruises, and burns

She also offers expert chronic disease management for people with long-term disorders like heart disease, thyroid problems, diabetes, and arthritis. Laureen can complete your preoperative and postoperative care if you’re due for surgery.

House Calls, LLC, also offers addiction medicine services. Laureen prescribes medication to help you withdraw safely from opioid drugs like heroin and prescription painkillers. You speak with her regularly using telemedicine, and she visits your home for every third appointment.


How does primary care support my long-term well-being?

Preventive medicine services that stop you from getting sick are a significant aspect of primary care. Many services are preventive, including:

  • Immunizations against serious infectious diseases
  • Cholesterol screening
  • Blood pressure measurement
  • Blood sugar measurement for diabetes screening
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Cancer screening
  • Weight loss support
  • Annual physicals

Annual physicals are yearly exams where Laureen checks all your basic health indicators to ensure you have no early signs of disease. People over 65 and others with Medicare Part B can take advantage of free Medicare annual wellness exams. These are wellness checks that help you make lifestyle changes to promote better health.

Laureen also performs specialized physical exams, including sports physicals, Commercial Driver’s License physicals, and Coast Guard Exams with Department of Transportation (DOT) drug testing. She visits your home to take samples for lab tests, reviewing the results with you at a telemedicine appointment.

Call House Calls, LLC, to learn more about Laureen’s primary care services, or book an appointment online today.