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Having a Primary Care Physician Matters

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Having a primary care physician matters! Most people assume that they can get care as they need it from the most convenient provider at that time. While this may be true, it doesn’t compare to having a regular primary care physician.

At Arizona Priority Care, our providers are dedicated to forming long-lasting relationships with every single patient. Building on a foundation of honesty, trust, and compassion, Arizona Priority Care ensures patients receive the best care and recommended treatments for every one of their medical needs. With locations all across the valley, Arizona Priority care is the leading primary care group in the southwest United States.

So while some people may think it is easy to call up a random physician for a check-up appointment; think again. What happens when you are sick and can’t find an available physician? You may be forced to make an unnecessary emergency room visits, costing you a fortune. At Arizona Priority Care, we ensure that every patient sees adequate time with his or her PCP. If you live in the valley or any Arizona community and do not have a primary care physician, please consider this list. Having a PCP is more important than you think.

The Top Five Reasons Why You Should Have a PCP

1. Access to better preventative care. A primary care physician provides patients with recommendations to protect your health. You will have better access to screenings and other necessary examinations.
2.  Provides a continuity of care. Your PCP will have a better understanding of your healthcare needs better than a physician that has never seen a patient before. If you go to a doctor for a skin rash, for instance. A PCP would be able to tell you that you that it is from taking a certain medication based on information from the last time you saw him or her. A new physician wouldn’t have easy access to this information.
3. A main resource. You can contact your PCP with any medical question.
4. Fewer trips to the emergency room. Patients can seek medical advice from professionals, rather than spending a lot of money on unnecessary hospital visits.
5. A contact source. Referring physicians can coordinate care with your PCP who has access to all of your medical records.

For more information, contact Arizona Priority Care directly at (855) 711-2912.

The advice and information contained in this article is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to replace or counter a physician’s advice or judgment. Please always consult your physician before taking any advice learned here or in any other educational medical material.

©Arizona Priority Care, 2014