Why Everyone Needs a Primary Care Provider
  1. To be healthier– Your provider can help you manage any problems and give you a plan to stay healthy.
  2. To find problems sooner– A provider who sees you regularly is more likely to notice changes.
  3. To save money– Seeing your provider regularly helps people avoid more costly care, such as visits to the emergency room.
  4. To get specialty care– Your provider can refer you to the right person if something comes up that is outside his or her experience.
  5. To have someone on your side– Your provider is a resource who can follow you over time. This trusting relationship will improve your care, too, as over it time it will become easier to discuss changes and problems.