Five Benefits of Primary Care

Researchers have found that patients who have a primary care provider benefit from better management of chronic diseases, lower overall health-care costs and a higher level of satisfaction with their care. These are the five most important ways to build a relationship with you primary care provider (PCP), whether it be a Physician or Nurse Practitioner.

Primary Care Prep

  1. Make a list. Jot down things you want to ask your doctor.
  2. Be specific. Describe your symptoms in detail.
  3. Check medicines. Bring a list of all your medications.
  4. Speak up promptly. Mention major concerns early.
  5. Don’t try to be your own doctor.
  6. Summarize what you learned.
Author
Peggy Demetriou

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