Welcome to Foothills Primary Care


Foothills Primary Care

Dr. Marvin Riske is an Internal Medicine physician who has practiced in the East Valley for nearly 20 years. Foothills Primary Care has grown significantly in recent years, primarily due to an emphasis on wellness and prevention.  Foothills Primary Care provides a full range of medical services to adults and adolescent patients.

What is Internal Medicine?

Internal medicine is a primary care specialty that focuses on complex adult medical problems. An Internist reviews and can competently handle most medical issues that are presented:  Diabetes, High Cholesterol, High Blood pressure, Metabolic syndrome, Heart disease, Vascular disease, Neurological conditions, Migraines, Asthma, and Depression to mention a few.  Internal medicine practitioners will take more time and handle more complex problems than most physicians, as a result of their specialty training.

Services provided by Foothills Primary Care

For a complete list of services, please click on the medical services link above.

Foothills Primary Care provides specialist care in the following areas:  medical weight loss, allergy testing and treatment, and diabetes management.

In regards to medical weight loss, with two-thirds of Americans overweight and obese and millions diagnosed with diabetes and other ailments every year due to obesity, action has to be taken.  Dr. Riske feels the answer to this overwhelming and costly problem does not necessarily lie in more costly and expensive medications for patients.  Rather, he feels that a comprehensive weight loss plan where the patient is guided and supported by a team of providers, registered nurses, fitness trainers and nutrition experts is a far more valuable and cost effective solution to the problem.