We may start to ask ourselves, "Could I be feeling better? Should I be taking proactive steps in bettering my personal health?" Choosing your medical provider can be a very personal choice that has long-lasting implications for you and your family members.
Fort HealthCare encourages you to get to know our providers and enjoy two-way communication and a proactive relationship with the one(s) that you choose. Having a regular primary care physician (PCP) can improve your health and your medical care experience. You're likely to see this doctor first when you need a checkup or have minor symptoms or complaints. However, he or she does more than ease your sniffles and take your blood pressure.
PCP's responsibility is to:
In addition, studies have shown that patients who see the same PCP regularly experience a stronger doctor-patient relationship, higher satisfaction with their healthcare, lower costs and more coordinated care. If you do happen to need a specialist for certain conditions, you should still have a PCP for your general healthcare needs.
There are several different types of PCP's to choose from. The following types of doctors have completed a residency in their specialty and are board certified or board eligible for their specialty:
Visit FortHealthCare.com/FindADoctor to start your search for a Primary Care Physician by city or specialty.