A primary care physician (PCP) is someone you can trust and acts as your first point of contact when you need medical attention. Your primary care physician offers preventative care, helps you work towards a healthy lifestyle, identifies and treats common medical conditions, and has working relationships with specialists if you need a referral for a specific type of treatment.
Your PCP gets to know you and understand your health goals, which can help you stay on track.
If you need to see a specialist, your PCP can refer you a medical professional with whom they have a collaborative relationship. Your PCP has a working relationship with their referrals and maintains track of your care with them.
Establishing care with a PCP can help save you time should you get sick. PCPs learn about you and your health history and habits, making it easier to resolve issues.
Your PCP takes a proactive approach and helps educate you about your health and prevent chronic illnesses. Seeing your PCP on a regular basis can be very valuable to managing your long-term wellness plan.
The PCPs at Memorial Hermann Medical Group believe in creating long-lasting, caring relationships with their patients so they can provide long-term, comprehensive medical care to keep patients of all ages healthy throughout all stages of life.