Even if your medical insurance doesn’t require it, when you establish a relationship with a primary care doctor you are taking an important step in being responsible for your own well-being.
There are several important reasons you should have a primary care doctor:
- Your primary care doctor specializes in comprehensive patient care, taking care of your overall health, while specialists take care of more specific problems.
- By seeing you regularly, a primary care doctor can catch problems before they become serious.
- Your primary care doctor is the best person to help you learn about your health, how to treat diseases and illnesses, tell you about preventative care including screening tests that are right for your age and risk factors.
- Your primary care doctor can help you find the right specialist if needed