A primary care provider is a medical professional who practices general medicine. They are our first stop for medical care. They provide routine check-ups and non-emergency medical care. If your child or any member of your family has a fever, cough, shortness of breath, rash or plainly feeling under the weather, your primary care physician is the person to go. They can usually find the cause and treat you for it. They do not just help prevent and treat illnesses, but they also help you promote living a healthier life. 

 

 

A primary care physician usually has their own offices where you can visit for appointments and treat you. Or if they can’t, they can refer you to a specialist. Also, if you are admitted to a hospital and are undergoing treatment, your primary care physician can oversee your treatment alongside your specialist. 

Your primary care physician will be like your health manager. As they are trained to handle all aspects of healthcare. They are also the ones you turn to if you need a recommendation for a specialist. They also help you manage and schedule your routine check-ups, immunizations, preventive care, and screenings. They can also diagnose common illnesses and chronic conditions like diabetes, hypertension, and obesity. 

Your primary care physician is your partner in helping you stay healthy. They should be able to provide you comprehensive care like: 

  • Diagnosis and treatment of illnesses 
  • Injury care 
  • Disease prevention and screening 
  • Coordination with regards to your health 
  • Counseling 

You should find a primary care provider fit for you and your family. You can talk to friends, colleagues or neighbors for primary care providers they can recommend. Find the best primary care provider as they will be your partner in providing the best health to your family. 

In the United States, one good place to start in searching for a primary care provider is through your insurance provider. They usually have a list of primary care providers in your area that you could consult if the need arises. 

At Doral Health and Wellness, our team of primary care physicians aims to provide the best health care and services to everyone. To book an appointment, please visit or call at 718-DORAL-55.