Why choose a primary care physician?
- Regular visits to a primary care provider (PCP) are beneficial for your health and wellness. Patients with a PCP often have better management of chronic diseases, lower overall healthcare costs due to fewer hospital stays and a higher level of satisfaction with their care.
- PCPs help coordinate patient care in one place. Within their practice, you have the ability to access multiple types of health services, including preventive care, such as cancer screenings; chronic care for conditions like diabetes, hypertension and asthma; and acute care for symptoms like cough/cold, stomach pain or high fever.
- By partnering with a PCP, the staff within the practice also knows your medical history. This healthcare team can more easily detect patterns in your health and recommend lifestyle changes to prevent future complications requiring expensive specialty care. For example, simple testing during a visit with your PCP can reveal health problems, such as high blood pressure, that might lead to more serious issues later in life if left untreated.
- Regularly visiting a PCP helps you look out for your health and well-being - not just for today - but also for the future.