Primary Care Physician in Charlotte, NC

Comprehensive Attention for Women

Women deserve reliable women’s health care at every stage of life. It is never too soon to give your body the care it needs to stay healthy. Centro Médico Latino recommends a holistic and preventative approach to health. The approach we take is mainly to prevent the development of common diseases and to prolong health. We are firm believers in treating the patient and the condition; therefore, we value building a provider-patient relationship.

From the moment you step into our medical practices, we promise to make you feel cared for, safe and understood. We will guide you through the process of a thorough medical history, if you do not already have one.

What Can You Expect From a Checkup?

You and your personal primary care physician in Charlotte, North Carolina, will cover the following areas, depending on your age, health, and personal preferences:

  • Papanicolaou testing / Pap smears (more often related to HPV)
  • Mammograms/ mammography (the breast exam)
  • Birth control and intrauterine devices (Mirena)
  • Nexplanon Insertion
  • Cervical cancer treatment
  • Gynecological support
  • Emotional Health
  • PMS and Cycle
  • Osteoporosis
  • Menopause
  • Colposcopy
  • Cervical Leep Procedure
  • Infertility
  • Diet

Physical: We have over thirty years of experience helping women navigate the whole range of bodily experiences, from diabetes to digestive issues and more.

Emotional: If you are suffering from depression, anxiety or any other condition, you will find the team at CML, compassionate and knowledgeable in the mental health area.

Intellectual: If you have questions or concerns about any aspect of health and what it means to be a woman, your doctors will be glad to listen and provide you with support.

C.M.L: Where Men Find the Medical Support They Need

There are several health conditions that men may encounter over the course of their lives. Prevention is one of Centro Médico Latino’s main focuses. We strive in preventing an illness from occurring and recognizing a treatment plan when illness develops. Assuring our patients are maintaining a healthy lifestyle is one of our top priorities. By staying in close contact with our providers, we will be able to recommend necessary examinations or tests needed to prevent health diseases before they begin.

These conditions can often be prevented with diligent attention to your health and well-being. Ask a men’s health care doctor what dietary changes, medications, and exercise routines and spiritual practices can help to prevent the following conditions:

  • Hypertension
  • Heartburn
  • Ulcers
  • COPD
  • GERD
  • Diabetic Mellitus
  • Cholesterol Disorders
  • Thyroid Testing
  • Infertility
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases Testing

What to Stay On Top Of

Cardiovascular Evaluations: Heart health is essential to overall vitality.

Immunizations and Vaccinations: Prevent infections and viruses for you, your community and your family.

Physical Exams: Manage your health by continuing these essential physical examinations annually.

Superior Medical Care for Older Adults

Centro Médico Latino understands that each stage of life deserves special attention and customized medical care. Our doctors, providers, and nurses have experience in delivering comprehensive geriatric care.

Along with the wisdom and experience that come with age, many of us face challenges to our health that did not exist before. Having a medical practice where you can feel understood and cared for is a valuable resource. When you visit us at any one of our medical facilities, you will be treated with respect and consideration.

Whether you are being treated by Dr. Rish or one of his uniquely qualified teammates, you will be seen and treated as a whole person. Centro Médico Latino is here to help you heal and navigate through all of the health challenges that often times come with age, including:

  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Parkinson’s Disease


There are many factors that contribute to osteoporosis. Ethnicity, age, weight, exercise regimen, diet, smoking habits and family history all contribute to your likelihood of having this condition. It is important to talk to a family doctor about your risk so that you can plan how to maintain good health. At Centro Médico Latino, we will help you determine your risk level and arrange for bone density testing as necessary.

Contact a primary care physician today to learn how you can take a more proactive approach to your health. We proudly serve patients in Charlotte and Monroe, North Carolina, and the surrounding areas.