Primary Care Physicians: Unique Care for Your Unique Life
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: you need a primary care physician. As your health needs change throughout the years, your primary care physician is the constant that ensures you get quality care to match your lifestyle.
If your health is a symphony, primary care physicians can act as the conductor. They understand how all of the different facets of your life harmonize and may adjust your plan of care accordingly. This is all possible because primary care physicians don’t treat diseases — they treat people.
By getting to know you and your life, your primary care physician can offer advice tailored to your weekly activities. For example, if you are an avid gardener or pick up games of soccer in the park regularly, your caregiver will know to keep an eye on your knee health.
"I make sure I get the whole picture and understand who my patient is, where they’re from, their home life, and what hobbies they have in addition to the medical aspect."
You may not always know what steps to take for your health. You may be struggling to find a way to take care of yourself that fits with your lifestyle. Situations like these are a perfect reason to see a primary care physician.
By seeing a primary care physician yearly, you begin to make your health a routine. Rather than seeing a doctor reactively when you become ill, your primary care physician will empower you to be a proactive proponent of your own well-being. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!
"I knew I was overweight, but I had no idea how bad that could be for my overall health. Now I understand that small changes in my everyday life make me healthier, and that includes eating better."
Continuity of Care
When you’re feeling unwell, where do you go to receive care? Maybe you go to a nearby MedCheck or a Community Clinic at Walgreens. You may even opt for a Virtual Care visit. No matter where you turn for care, your health information will funnel back to your primary care physician.
Your relationship with a primary care physician is ongoing. As you see them throughout the years, they will keep an eye on your health as a pattern over long periods of time. Thorough knowledge of your health history means the best possible care!
Are you ready to make your health a routine? Meet our primary care physicians and schedule an appointment today.