Having a Primary Care Provider is Good for Your Health
An important way to maintain your health is to schedule wellness checks with a primary care provider.
Join Doylestown Health at the Primary Care Fair on May 3rd to meet local physicians and learn about long-term preventive care.
What is a Primary Care Provider?
Also known as a PCP, this healthcare practitioner is often the first point of contact for a patient's medical and healthcare needs. A PCP provides preventive health services, initial diagnosis and long-term supervision of your non-emergency healthcare. PCPs are advocates for the patient and coordinate the use of the healthcare system to benefit the patient.
Types of Primary Care Providers
Looking for a PCP? Join Us at the Primary Care Fair!
If you are new to the area or do not have an established doctor, join us at our Primary Care Fair to meet local physicians and learn more about long-term preventive healthcare.
Primary Care Fair
When: Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 4 to 7 pm
Where: Doylestown Hospital, Conference Room J
Learn More and Register
Why is a Primary Care Provider Important?
Building a relationship with your primary care provider is one of the most important things you can do for your health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 50 percent of adults have one or more chronic health conditions. Regular check-ups with a primary care provider help prevent and manage chronic disease. Your PCP will:
- Help you develop an individualized health plan based on your family history, age, current health conditions and other factors.
- Help you manage chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
- Promote healthy aging through preventive care, such as health screenings and diagnostic tests.
- Detect changes in your health based on your history.
- See the "big picture" of your overall physical and mental health and advocate for your needs.
- Make referrals for specialized care, if needed.
Primary Care Provider [Infographic]
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