It’s important that each person have a primary care physician (PCP). A primary care physician is the doctor you visit when you’re sick, but also, ideally, the doctor you see at least once a year for a check-up. Primary care doctors build relationships with their patients over the years and can look for symptoms that physicians not familiar with your health history may overlook. Also, your doctor can provide regular advice on healthy lifestyle habits to improve your quality of life.
Most PCPs specialize in family medicine or internal medicine. Primary care doctors can provide education on healthy habits and catch early warning signs that may require further examination. For example, an annual check-up may find high blood pressure or indications of thyroid problems. These types of conditions could go unnoticed until you have a crisis, but a relationship with a PCP can help you avoid serious health conditions or illnesses.
Primary care physicians are trained to manage more than 90 percent of your illness and your wellness care, and can coordinate your care when specialists are needed.
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