Your primary care provider is often the first point of contact for a patient's medical and health care needs. A PCP provides preventive health services, initial diagnosis and long-term supervision of your non-emergency health care. PCPs are advocates for the patient and coordinate the use of the health care system to benefit the patient.
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Many screening or risk assessment tests start with your primary care physician – these include Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and Geriatric care providers. Visits to a primary care doctor on a regular basis help prevent health problems, promote wellness and treat illnesses before the become serious. When the need arises this physician can refer you to treatment with a medical or surgical specialist for more advanced care based on your condition.
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