A primary care physician has your best interests at heart
Monday, May 2, 2016
At TeamCare, we want you to be as healthy as possible. By selecting a primary care physician and building a relationship, you are taking your first step on a path to wellness.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, health exams and tests can detect problems early when your chances for treatment and a positive outcome are better. A primary care physician will come to know your family history, lifestyle choices such as diet and physical activity, how you manage stress, and other important factors such as alcohol and smoking patterns, and will make recommendations to keep you healthy over the long haul.
Unlike emergency room physicians who treat patients with life-threatening problems, primary care physicians attend to you when you are feeling under the weather, but also schedule routine screenings such as colonoscopies, monitor for glucose and cholesterol levels, and refer you to healthcare specialists if the need arises. By regularly visiting a primary care physician, the two of you essentially become a team, looking out for your best interests.