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Primary Care Specialist

Mariposa Medical Associates

Internist located in Smyrna, GA

The right primary care doctor can treat you and your family during every stage of life. At Mariposa Medical Associates in Smyrna, Georgia, Faye Vargas, MD, and her team provide comprehensive physical exams, preventive care, immunizations, and a wide range of other primary care services for the whole family. For more information, call Mariposa Medical Associates or schedule an appointment online.

Primary Care Q & A

What is primary care?

A primary care doctor is a physician who provides most of your health care needs, including:

  • Preventive care
  • Chronic disease management
  • Cold and flu treatment
  • Vaccinations
  • Annual physical exams
  • Weight management
  • Blood work and other lab services
  • Medication management

Mariposa Medical Associates takes an integrative approach to health care, meaning Dr. Vargas and her team take your overall health, lifestyle, and general wellbeing into account when making treatment recommendations.

Which services are covered under primary care?

Primary care services include, but are not limited to:

Annual physical exams

During an annual physical exam, Dr. Vargas and her team evaluate your body to make sure it’s functioning properly. The exam takes about 30 minutes and includes the following:

  • Recording your height, weight, and vitals (blood pressure, temperature, and heart rate) 
  • Examining your ears, eyes, nose, and throat
  • Feeling for lumps and checking physical responses
  • Determining organ locations and identifying blockages or abnormalities
  • Blood work


Dr. Vargas and her team provide vaccinations for patients age 12 or older.

Preventive care

Your family and medical history, annual physical exams, and lifestyle habits help Dr. Vargas and her team identify certain diseases and medical conditions you may be predisposed to so they can work with you to prevent them.

Weight management

Mariposa Medical Associates provides a number of weight management services, including lifestyle and nutritional counseling. The team also offers a variety of Thorne® and BioTE® products to manage weight, improve sleep, balance hormones, and improve physical performance.

Chronic disease management

Dr. Vargas and her team can help you manage chronic diseases, including diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), sleep apnea, multiple sclerosis, lupus, and more.

Why should I choose an integrative primary care doctor?

Mariposa Medical Associates emphasizes preventive care above all else. Dr. Vargas and her team understand that the best way to treat a disease is to prevent it from developing in the first place.

As an integrative team, Mariposa Medical Associates focuses on lifestyle changes — weight management, exercise, quitting smoking, etc. — to keep chronic diseases at bay while improving your overall health.

The team also incorporates evidence-based treatments into all their care plans. They stay up-to-date on the latest advancements in medical technology and offer a number of Formula30A cannabis-based products to improve your quality of life.

To learn more about the services and products that Mariposa Medical Associates offers, call or schedule an appointment online.