What is Primary Care?
Primary care is meant to manage your day-to-day health needs. As such, a primary care provider (PCP) can help you stay healthy by being the first to treat any health concerns. They’re a partner in your wellness journey.
Visiting your primary care doctor at least once a year is essential to keeping your health on the right track. In fact, those who take preventative care seriously tend to be healthier and lead more productive lives.
Think of your health as a wheel. A Horizon primary care provider is the hub of the wheel, ensuring you have care when you need it and working alongside specialists and hospitals to ensure important information about your health is shared and coordinated.
Many procedures and screenings fall into the spokes of the wheel of primary care, including:
- Basic care for diseases, illnesses & injuries
- Allergy management & care
- Cancer screenings
- Chronic care management
- DOT exams
- Drug & substance abuse rehabilitation
- Enrollment assistance for Marketplace Insurance
- Family Planning
- For a full list of services, visit: https://www.horizonhealthcare.org/primary-care/
Primary care offers several benefits, including the following:
- It addresses a wide range of health problems. Your PCP can handle various healthcare needs. You can discuss current symptoms, medications, and vaccinations all in one appointment.
- It offers referrals to specialists. Certain health conditions may require specialist care. Your PCP can give referrals for such care and coordinate information among providers.
- It manages existing health conditions. Routine care is a great way to manage chronic diseases, such as arthritis, asthma, diabetes, and high cholesterol.
- It detects problems early. Regular exams and screenings can help identify your risk factors or spot health issues before they become more serious.
- It fosters a doctor-patient relationship. Your PCP should serve as a partner in your ongoing health journey, so finding someone you can trust and talk openly with is essential.
- It lowers your healthcare costs. Primary care offers high-quality services and can help address health problems in the early stages, often lowering overall healthcare costs.
Schedule an appointment with your Primary Care Provider today: https://www.horizonhealthcare.org/locations/