Primary Care

Primary Care

Primary Care services offered in Durham and Charlotte, NC and Arlington, VA

Primary care is responsible for managing every aspect of your health. At Of Skin and Wellness in Durham and Charlotte, North Carolina, and Arlington, Virginia, Carmen Chatten, FNP-BC, takes a holistic approach to primary care. She focuses on wellness rather than sickness, creating plans to help you live a healthier, happier life. Call the office nearest you or schedule your next primary care visit online today.

Primary Care Q&A

What should I know about primary care?

Primary care is the main manager of individual health. When you need medical services, your primary care provider is your first point of contact, ensuring you get the direction and resources you need to take care of your health concerns. 

They also evaluate and monitor your whole health and provide ongoing care. Having a consistent health care provider that understands your overall health improves the patient-provider relationship. 

The more comfortable you feel with your health care provider, the more likely you are to share health concerns that may prevent or delay diseases and related complications. 

I’m not sick. Why do I need primary care?

You need primary care to stay well. Your primary care provider understands your total health and screens for diseases before you have symptoms. They also help you make lifestyle changes that may prevent health problems altogether.

Of Skin and Wellness takes a holistic approach to primary care, focusing on your physical and mental health. Your emotional state influences your thoughts and actions. When you’re feeling down or anxious, you may struggle to make the lifestyle changes that benefit your overall health.

Carmen prioritizes your mental health when providing primary care services because it’s the first step toward wellness. 

What services can I expect from primary care?

Primary care can manage almost any health need. Some primary care services available at Of Skin and Wellness include:



Of Skin and Wellness performs different physical examinations, including sports, immigration, and Department of Transportation (DOT) physicals. However, Carmen considers your annual physical the most important.

Before your annual wellness exam, Of Skin and Wellness has you complete an online questionnaire that allows you to share the health issues that concern you most. It also includes questions about your stress, sexual health, and diet. 

At your appointment, your provider takes time to get to know you, performs a physical, and completes preventive health screenings.

Carmen uses the information gathered during your annual visit to create a wellness plan that truly helps you live a happier and healthier life.


Chronic disease management

Of Skin and Wellness also provides chronic disease management, focusing on behavior change to manage symptoms rather than medication. 


Sexual health

Of Skin and Wellness specializes in treating sexual health problems that affect men and women and their intimate relationships.

For primary care focused on your wellness, call Of Skin and Wellness or book an appointment online today.