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What is a primary care physician

What is a Primary Care Physician?


A Primary Care Physician, or PCP, can diagnosis and treat illnesses and provide preventive medicine.

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Importance of a primary care physician

Importance of Primary Care


Your PCP acts as a first point of contact when you need medical attention and has working relationships with specialists if you need a referral for a specific type of treatment.

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Types of primary care physicians

Types of Primary Care Physicians


Knowing which type of primary care physician (PCP) is important in finding the right type of care you or your family needs.

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Preventive Care Resources

Memorial Hermann is here for you with a full range of convenient options to take charge of your health. The resources below will help you easily find a primary care physician (PCP) near you and schedule an appointment. The screening guides give you the tools that you need to talk to your PCP about which screenings are appropriate for you to stay healthy during each stage of life. With a Memorial Hermann affiliated PCP, you will also have access to your lab results and visit summaries through the Everyday Well app or online. Let us help you prioritize your health.

Women's Health Screenings

  • To be addressed annually:
    • Anemia risk
    • Depression screen
    • General physical
    • Obesity
    • Skin*
  • Twice per year:
    • Dental exam
  • Every 3 to 5 years or based on need or risk:
    • Blood pressure
    • Cholesterol panel
    • Eye exam
    • HIV
    • Immunizations/vaccines
    • Mammography**
    • Pap smear

*Self-examination
**Usually not necessary

For more in depth information about screenings, please download our Women's Health Screenings Checklist.

  • To be addressed annually:
    • Anemia risk
    • Blood pressure*
    • Depression screen
    • General physical
    • Mammography*
    • Obesity
    • Skin**
  • Twice per year:
    • Dental exam
  • Every 3 to 5 years or based on need or risk:
    • Cholesterol panel
    • Eye exam
    • HIV
    • Immunizations/vaccines
    • Pap smear
    • STD Screening***

*Annually after age 40
**Self-examination
***Usually not necessary

For more in depth information about screenings, please download our Women's Health Screenings Checklist.

  • To be addressed annually:
    • Advanced health care directives
    • Anemia risk
    • Depression screen
    • General physical, blood pressure & obesity
    • Immunizations/vaccines
    • Mammography
    • Skin***
  • Twice per year:
    • Dental exam
  • Every 3 to 5 years or based on need or risk:
    • Bone density screening*
    • Cholesterol panel
    • Colorectal cancer screening**
    • Eye exam
    • HIV & Hepatitis C*
    • Lung cancer screening*
    • Pap smear
    • STD Screening*

*Usually not necessary
**Screening starts at age 50
***Self-examination

For more in depth information about screenings, please download our Women's Health Screenings Checklist.

  • To be addressed annually:
    • Advanced health care directives
    • Anemia risk
    • Depression screen
    • General physical, blood pressure & obesity
    • Fall risk
    • Immunizations/vaccines
    • Mammography
    • Skin**
  • Twice per year:
    • Dental exam
    • Urinary incontinence
  • Every 3 to 5 years or based on need or risk:
    • Bone density screening
    • Cholesterol panel
    • Eye exam
    • HIV & Hepatitis C*
    • Lung cancer screening*
    • Pap smear
    • STD Screening*
  • Every 10 years:
    • Colorectal screening

*Usually not necessary
**Self-examination

For more in depth information about screenings, please download our Women's Health Screenings Checklist.

Men's Health Screenings

  • To be addressed annually:
    • Advanced health care directives
    • Blood pressure
    • General physical
  • Twice per year:
    • Dental exam
  • Every 2 to 5 years:
    • Hematocrit or hemoglobin
    • Skin
    • Urinalysis
  • Based on risk, need or as doctor advises:
    • Cholesterol/triglycerides
    • Colonoscopy*
    • DRE (digital rectal exam)*
    • EKG*
    • Eye exam
    • HIV
    • Immunizations/vaccines*
    • PSA (prostate-specific antigen)*
    • Sigmoidoscopy*
    • Stool for occult blood*
    • Thyroid*
    • Testicular exam**

*Not usually necessary
**Self-exam

For more in depth information about screenings, please download our Men's Health Screenings Checklist.

  • To be addressed annually:
    • Advanced health care directives
    • Blood pressure
    • Cholesterol/triglycerides
    • General physical
    • Testicular exam
  • Twice per year:
    • Dental exam
  • Every 2 to 5 years:
    • Hematocrit or hemoglobin
    • Immunizations/vaccines
    • Skin
    • Urinalysis
  • Based on risk, need or as doctor advises:
    • Colonoscopy*
    • DRE (digital rectal exam)*
    • Eye exam
    • EKG*
    • Hearing
    • HIV
    • PSA (prostate-specific antigen)*
    • Sigmoidoscopy*
    • Stool for occult blood*
    • Thyroid*

*Not usually necessary

For more in depth information about screenings, please download our Men's Health Screenings Checklist.

  • To be addressed annually:
    • Advanced health care directives
    • Blood pressure
    • Cholesterol/triglycerides
    • General physical
    • Skin
    • Testicular exam
    • Urinalysis**
  • Twice per year:
    • Dental exam
    • Eye exam
  • Every 2 to 5 years:
    • Hearing**
    • Hematocrit or hemoglobin
    • Immunizations/vaccines
    • Thyroid
  • Based on risk, need or as doctor advises:
    • Colonoscopy**
    • DRE (digital rectal exam)**
    • EKG*
    • HIV
    • PSA (prostate-specific antigen)**
    • Sigmoidoscopy*
    • Stool for occult blood**

*Not usually necessary
**After age 50

For more in depth information about screenings, please download our Men's Health Screenings Checklist.

  • To be addressed annually:
    • Advanced health care directives
    • Blood pressure
    • DRE (digital rectal exam)
    • General physical
    • Skin
    • Stool for occult blood
    • Testicular exam
    • Urinalysis
  • Twice per year:
    • Dental exam
  • Every 2 to 5 years:
    • Cholesterol/triglycerides
    • Eye exam
    • Hearing
    • Hematocrit or hemoglobin
    • Immunizations/vaccines
    • PSA (prostate-specific antigen)
    • Thyroid
  • Based on risk, need or as doctor advises:
    • Colonoscopy
    • EKG*
    • HIV

*Not usually necessary

For more in depth information about screenings, please download our Men's Health Screenings Checklist.

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