May 01, 2017
Do you have a primary care provider? Why do you need one you ask?
Building a long-term, ongoing relationship with a Primary Care Physician can result in significant health benefits, including:
More accurate diagnoses –A physician who sees you regularly is more likely to notice changes in your health. Better diagnoses are often the result.
Lower costs– By seeing your physician on a regular basis, and calling him or her first when you have an urgent concern, you’ll have fewer medical and ER visits.
Staying healthier –Your physician can help you manage any chronic conditions you may have, and make personalized recommendations to improve your health.
Trust –A Primary Care Physician sees you regularly and knows your medical history.Over time, it will be easier to discuss private medical concerns.
Referral to specialists –If you need to see a specialist for a condition like diabetes, your physician will be able to refer you to the right person.
Learn more about primary care providers at Christie Clinic.