In today's fast-moving world, it's important to understand that your primary care provider is your partner in health. They’re not just someone you see when you're sick. Talking to them about how you're doing on a regular basis can keep you healthy.
When should you talk to your primary care provider?
Everyone needs to see their primary care provider at least once a year, even if they feel great. If you are living with a condition like hypertension, diabetes, or asthma, you may need to go for check-ups more often. This provider is also who you should see for any non-emergency health problems that come up.
Why should you go to your primary care provider?
When you visit your primary care provider on a regular basis, you’ll have access to routine care, which includes blood tests, vaccinations, and screenings. This type of care helps you stay healthy, prevent disease, and manage your existing health conditions.
What makes your primary care provider special?
They can take the time to get to know you and your:
1. Medical history 2. Health goals 3. Lifestyle habits 4. Medications 5. Family health history 6. Personality 7. Likes and dislikes
Your annual check-up may be free if your provider is in-network.
Want helping connecting with your primary care provider?
Connect with us! Our care team is here to support you in any way. Tell us about the problems that are keeping you from going to your primary care provider, and we’ll help you find solutions. Call us at (410) 348-1905 or send us a message through the app.