We are often reluctant to take the time for primary care especially when we don’t feel sick. But whether or not you’re aware of it, year in and year out, there are subtle and not so subtle changes to your health. These are the things your primary care provider notices. This is why there is value in having a strong relationship with your primary care provider. He or she is the foundation of a healthy life and the starting point for treatment and screenings for the prevention of disease or other serious health issues. When other specialists need to be involved, your primary care provider will coordinate your care.
Primary Care consists of these specialties:
Family Medicine - Family medicine involves the widest scope of health care, including treating a wide variety of ailments for all ages of patients, from newborns to seniors. Providers focus on personal, comprehensive, and continuing care for a lifetime of good health.
Internal Medicine - Internal medicine provides comprehensive, long-term, general medical care for patients. Providers are trained in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of numerous diseases and chronic conditions, and manage the common illnesses and complex problems of adults and seniors.