How a Primary Care Provider Helps You
Here five ways a primary care provider can help you take care of your health:
- A primary care provider can be your first stop for care. For most health issues, you can get all the care you need at the doctor’s office. Seeing a primary care provider is quick, convenient and generally costs a lot less than an urgent care or emergency visit.
- They take care of you as you age. You build a relationship with your primary care provider and they get to know you and your medical history. Having the full picture of your health over the years allows for the best possible care.
- They monitor diseases that run in families. A primary care provider pays close attention to your family’s health history, even if they aren’t directly providing care to them. By knowing your family’ genetics and health risk factors, primary care providers may recommend preventive measures or tests for certain identified diseases.
- They are trained in mental and emotional health. A primary care provider and their team can help with depression, anxiety, trouble sleeping, substance abuse, eating disorders and other mental and behavioral health issues.
- They keep a record of your health screenings and vaccinations so you don’t miss any of the tests or shots you need. And, as a Bronson patient, you’ll always be connected through Bronson MyChart to your electronic health record and all the expert resources our regional health system has to offer.