What is a primary care provider

What is a Primary Care Provider?

November 28, 2017  |  Author: CityLife Neighborhood Clinics  |  

A primary care provider is another name for your family doctor. It’s the doctor you and your family see when you’re not feeling well or when you want to have your health reviewed by a professional.

Sometimes insurance companies call your primary care provider a “PCP” for short. Just remember that PCP means family doctor. Now, let’s take a closer look at some of the benefits of seeing a primary care provider.

Care That’s Customized for You

No one knows your health better than your primary care provider. By understanding your health history, your PCP can make accurate diagnoses, prescribe proper medications, and monitor improvements and changes in your health over time.

Preventative Care

Having a great relationship with your primary care provider is the first step in preventative care. You want to get checked regularly by your PCP. Tell your doctor you want to get a physical every year and ask your doctor about health screenings like cholesterol tests and mammograms and immunizations like the flu shot. These immunizations and screenings can help prevent more serious illnesses or diseases later down the line. Keep in touch with your doctor regularly and you won’t have to wonder when it’s time for you to get your health checked out next.

Acute Care When it Isn’t an Emergency

If you wake up with a fever, get hurt, or want to be seen right away, you can count on the doctors and nurses at CityLife to assist you. At CityLife Clinics, walk-ins are always welcome, so you can come to us when it’s not an emergency but you need care fast.

Chronic Conditions

Your primary care provider at CityLife can help you to monitor, manage, and even improve chronic conditions like diabetes, obesity, asthma, high blood pressure, and heart disease. By choosing a PCP, you can take steps to improve your overall health and enjoy a happy and healthy life.

Trustworthy Specialist Referrals

The doctors at CityLife Clinics can do amazing things, but there are times when it’s best for you to see a specialist doctor. Your PCP can refer you to a specialist doctor any time you need one.

Easy Communication

At CityLife Clinics, we care about you as a person and encourage you to be honest with your doctor about how you’re feeling. We will never judge you and will always support you on your journey to getting better and feeling great.

Do You Need a New Family Doctor? Come See Us Today!

Meet a friendly and experienced primary care provider you can trust. Give us a call at 267-819-1800 or walk into the nearest CityLife Clinic near you. We welcome most Medicare and Medicaid plans and would love to see you.

Insurance and Primary Care

Did you know that most insurances require that you select a primary care provider? If you haven’t selected one, your insurance may have picked one for you without you even knowing it! Switch your family doctor to someone that you know and trust. It’s easy. Simply call the phone number on your insurance card and let them know you want to switch your primary care provider to your doctor at CityLife.

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