With the amount of health care specialists in the United States, I'm sure many wonder why they even need a primary care provider. If you see a rheumatologist, cardiologist, gynecologist, or OBGYN routinely, you may be inclined to think that they are providing you primary care.
A primary care provider is there to provide you with Holistic Health. This means that they take into consideration your ENTIRE well-being. Everything from wellness visits to cough, sinus infections, COVID-19 symptoms, High Blood pressure, diabetes, you name it, a primary care provider is able to address it, often in one visit. And of course, if a specialist is needed, primary care providers can refer you to a reputable one.
The beauty of having a primary care provider is that they manage your day to day care. While specialists are able to address, in depth, the needs of specific organs, a primary care provider is able to address and coordinate your overall care. Research has shown that having a primary care provider helps to reduce the amount of hospitalizations a patient has. They are better able to manage your chronic conditions like diabetes, arthritis, asthma, or ADHD. Scheduling regular visits with your primary care provider helps to keep you up to date on the latest information in care and helps reduce the pressure of managing these conditions on your own.
If you are looking for a Primary Care provider, please visit PeridotPrimaryCare.com or call 301-215-2309 to book your annual wellness visit or sick visit.