Why You Need a Primary Care Physician (PCP)

Really?  Why do I need a primary care doctor?  I don’t get sick.

Is this your attitude?  It is for many people. Here’s a couple reasons why you should get a doctor if you don’t already have one:

  • A big one is prevention. You and your primary care doctor will review your family history to make sure you receive the right screenings like cholesterol, blood pressure and cancer prevention.
  • Be prepared. Most everyone gets sick and you need to have a relationship with a primary care doctor before you need one. This is important in emergency situations or to avoid the expense and hassle of going to the emergency department when seeing your own doctor would be the right call.

Need to find a primary care physician in Greater Cincinnati? Start looking on www.yourhealthmatters.org where you can view quality of care ratings for local doctors.

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