The Importance of Having a Primary Care Physician

A primary care physician, or PCP, serves as a key access point into the rest of health care. They treat patients facing a wide range of conditions and disorders, which can include anything from urinary tract infections, mental health and respiratory infections to things like high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes. PCPs also perform annual physicals for disease prevention, which is crucial for early detection of cancer and other diseases – helping you to detect issues earlier while they are most treatable.

PCPs can also help you navigate the complexities of health care by referring you to specialists, such as a cardiologists or gastroenterologists, for specific treatments. A PCP knows your full health picture and acts as the central hub of a broader support system of specialists, helping to coordinate complete care among all the different specialists you see by ensuring nothing is overlooked. They also help with medical management by doing things like guiding you on next steps after surgery.

Memorial Hermann Medical Group (MHMG) primary care physicians focus on providing individualized care by getting to know you, your medical history and ongoing needs—collaborating with specialists to ensure you receive the treatment and care that’s right for you.

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