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What Is Primary Care and Why Is It Necessary?

You are a complex individual with unique needs. When it comes to taking care of your health and wellness, you need a healthcare provider who could take care of you from head to toe.

To stay safe and healthy today and in the future, you require access to a provider who knows and understands your health history, wellness goals, and concerns.

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Beyond just treating your aches and pains, Our health providers at ASP Health provide comprehensive care that includes:

  • Disease prevention and screenings
  • Diagnosis and treatment of several types of disease
  • Education associated with disease prevention or treatment
  • Injury care
  • Counseling
  • Coordination of your care

Primary care is your number one resource for healthcare. It is about having a provider who will partner with you to help you stay healthy and able to live your best life.Primary care incorporates various different kinds of healthcare services.

One part of primary care concentrates on wellness and prevention. To keep you healthy and free of disease, your primary care doctor will probably:

  • Take a careful look at your health history so they could determine what risk factors you may face
  • Provide vaccinations to keep you from catching a disease
  • Perform screenings so they can catch health problems early
  • Coach you on lifestyle changes you can make to stave off disease in the future

The other part of primary care is acute healthcare. These are issues or injuries that might come on suddenly and typically do not have a long-term impact on your health.

Primary care is also an excellent resource for helping you manage chronic, long-term conditions such as diabetes or asthma. Your primary care provider could regularly monitor your condition.

Additionally, your primary care provider is often aware of factors in your community that might affect your health. For instance, they are kept up to date on diseases that are sweeping through your local school system and will know if there is an uptick in the number of flu cases in your area.

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Why is primary care important?

Nobody wants to feel like a number in a vast, impersonal system — particularly when it comes to something as important as taking care of your health.

Primary care is meant to be your primary source of healthcare, one in which you have an ongoing partnership with your healthcare provider in the larger context of your community. Primary care is devised to:

  • Give you better access to healthcare
  • Lower your costs
  • Improve your health outcomes

Many people find that primary care is a better option than going to the emergency room because it is a less expensive and less time-consuming way to treat basic, acute illnesses or injuries.

As stated by the Council on Graduate Medical Education, people who have easy access to a primary care provider tend to spend less money on their healthcare and are healthier, too.

Which type of primary care practitioner is right for you?

Primary care providers are comprised of many different types of healthcare professionals.

Here are some of the options you might have in your area:

  • Family physicians
  • Internists
  • Pediatricians
  • Geriatricians
  • Obstetrician/gynecologists (OB-GYN)
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Physician assistants

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What types of services does primary care involve?

Your primary care provider could perform many different diagnostic services, treatments, and procedures. Here are just a few of the services they commonly offer:

  • Cancer screenings
  • Cardiovascular health screenings
  • Diabetes screenings
  • Medication prescriptions
  • Immunizations
  • Minor surgical procedures such as suturing wounds
  • Birth control services
  • Ultrasounds
  • Casting, splinting and bracing
  • Wound care
  • Health counseling
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