Four Reasons to Align with a Primary Care Physician
Several of my friends have asked me why they need a primary care physician
(PCP) if they are in good health, or have an
insurance plan where they can schedule an appointment directly with the specialists of
their choice. Good questions; and here’s what you and your family
I am your guide – Finding the right specialist or health care services can be confusing
and time consuming. I can help navigate this process. As your PCP, I will
conduct a comprehensive health history when we first meet. This provides
me with a benchmark to monitor you over time and understand your unique
risk factors for certain conditions. From there, I can help guide you
to accessing the world-class specialists and services at Hoag. I work
with some of the best and brightest physicians at Hoag, and we will work
together to attain your health care goals.
I know your history – In order to keep you healthy, I will use the information gathered
at each visit to recommend immunizations and screening tests at the appropriate
intervals. Being proactive with your annual well check will help to minimize
the risk of health complications down the line. If you have not scheduled
your annual physical, please put that on your “to do” list today!
I am your partner – When we work together and proactively address health concerns we
can improve your health outcomes, reduce your health care costs, and enhance
your overall quality of life.
I am here when you need me – One of the most important aspects of maintaining good health,
is access to care when you need it. As a PCP with
Hoag Medical Group, I am happy that our practice offers my patients several options to convenient
care including, same-day appointments when you are sick,
Hoag Urgent Care locations for care when my office is closed, a nurse advice line, on-call physicians,
and a patient portal to manage all of your health care needs.
By connecting with a PCP, you gain a trusted partner that can guide your
way through the health care process.
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