Physical Examinations and Annual Check-ups

Dr. Bishwakarma and his staff offer comprehensive physical examinations and annual checkups to patients in and around Alexandria Virginia. During these visits, he tries to explore risks factors for preventable diseases based on the patients’ personal, social and family history. In addition, he gives sports physical, pre-employment physical and preoperative physical exams.

Patients are encouraged to visit Prime Medical Care for all their physical examinations and annual checkups.

Diabetes and Prediabetes

Diabetes mellitus is a very common endocrine and metabolic disorder. It can lead to serious health complications which can be acute or chronic. Diabetes is the 8th leading cause of death in the United States. According to, about 38 million people in the United States have diabetes, and 1 in 5 of them don’t know they have it. About 98 million US adults-over a third- have prediabetes, and more than 8 in 10 of them don’t know they have it. Type 2 diabetes accounts for approximately 90-95% of all diagnosed cases of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes accounts for approximately 5-10%. In the last 20 years, the number of adults diagnosed with diabetes has more than doubled as the American population has aged and become more overweight or obese.

At Prime Medical Car, Dr. Bishwakarma screens his patients for prediabetes and diabetes routinely based on their symptoms and risk factors. If he can manage the patient’s diabetes himself, he offers different options of treatments. If blood sugar is very high and difficult to control, he will refer patients to a specialist(endocrinologist). He examines patients and runs tests for complications of diabetes. He refers patients to corresponding specialists based on the findings.

High Blood Pressure and Cholesterol

Having high blood pressure means the pressure of the blood in your blood vessels is higher than it should be for your age and gender. This is a very common health condition affecting nearly half of adult population (119.9 million) in the United States. In 2021, hypertension was a primary or contributing cause of 691,095 deaths in the United States. This condition increases the risk for heart disease (angina, heart attack, heart failure and arrhythmias), stroke, kidney disease, retinal eye disease and peripheral vascular disease.

Between 2017 and 2020, 10% of adults age 20 or older had total cholesterol levels above 240 mg/dL and about 17% had high-density lipoprotein (HDL, or “good”) cholesterol levels below 40mg/dL. Having high bad cholesterol and low good cholesterol in blood raises the risk for high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke.

Because high blood pressure often does not cause any warning symptoms or signs, it is often called a “silent killer.” Many people don’t even know that they have it. At Prime Medical Care, Dr Bishwakarma and his staff perform a variety of tests to diagnose and offer treatment options for their patients who have been diagnosed with high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels. Patients who live in the Alexandria, Virginia area are encouraged to visit the facility for all of their health care needs

Thyroid disorders

Dr. Bishwakarma screens for and treats common thyroid disorder like hypothyroidism. He refers patients to specialists if they have severe hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism (Grave’s disease) or thyroid cancer.

Cancer Screening

Based on the age, gender, and personal & family history of patient, Dr. Bishwakarma and the staff of Prime Medical Care, perform screening exams and tests for major cancers such as prostate cancer, colon cancer, lung cancer etc. He refers patients to corresponding specialist doctor if a cancer is detected or suspected. The doctor welcomes residents from the Alexandria, Virginia areas to the facility for all type of examination and testing procedures.

Depression and Anxiety

Both depression and anxiety are serious mental health conditions that can have a devastating effect on a person’s physical health. While it may be hard to determine which came first, depression plays a significant role on how well a person heals and how long the recovery process takes. Anxiety can also aggravate health issues making them more prominent.

Dr Bishwakarma offers routine screening for patients with anxiety and depression based on their personal and family history. He offers nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic treatments to patients with mild to moderate anxiety and depression. However, he refers them to a psychiatrist if they have severe depression and anxiety.

UTIs and STDs

At Prime Medical Car, Dr. Bishwakarma offers diagnostic tests and treatment for both urinary tract infections (UTIs) and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs).

Immediate Care

Immediate Care is defined as medical care provided to patients who have non-urgent, non-emergent and non-life-threatening acute illnesses that need to be treated immediately. These conditions include but are not limited to allergies, poison ivy, flu, acute sinusitis, strep throat, ear infections, acute bronchitis, simple UTIs, +shingles etc. Dr. Bishwakarma and his staff will try their best to accommodate such walk-in patients in between scheduled patients.

Flu Shot

Getting a flu shot is probably the best way to protect yourself from catching the flu. Everyone six months and older should consider getting the vaccination for flu. Dr. Bishwakarma and the health care provider at Prime Medical Care in Alexandria, Virginia, offer the flu shot and talk to you about the vaccine and how it may prevent you from catching the flu in flu season.

Lab and EKG

At Prime Medical Care, Dr. Bishwakarma and staff also offer in-house and send out labs and EKG services.