Primary Care Providers Keep You Healthy at All Ages
Everyone needs a primary care physician. Why? Because building a relationship with a primary care provider (PCP) helps ensure you get the best possible healthcare and will keep you healthy as you age.
PCPs diagnose and treat common medical problems and provide preventive care. They get to know you, your family history, and your medical history. They also keep track of your screenings and can remind you to schedule them. Plus they can help you establish and achieve your personal health-related goals. And because they know you, they can help catch any early warning signs and uncover conditions that might otherwise go unnoticed.
Family Medicine and pediatricians are considered primary care providers.
- Family medicine providers are trained to prevent, diagnose, and treat a wide variety of ailments in patients of all ages.
- Pediatricians treat children from birth through 21 years of age.