The concept of primary care is a simple one: your primary care provider should be your first point of contact any time you have a health concern. A primary care professional can help you maintain good health, educate you about preventive care, promote healthy habits, and help you if you have any symptoms of a disease. Your primary care doctor also acts as your advocate when arranging for specialized care.
Duties of Medical Physician
When you visit our primary care practice, you have access to experienced professionals who provide a variety of services. These services include the following:
- Ordering laboratory tests and imaging studies
- Coordinating inpatient care
- Providing preventive care
- Administering vaccinations
- Conducting examinations
- Counseling patients on health issues
- Making referrals to specialists
- Diagnosing and treating health problems
- Prescribing medications and other treatments
- Monitoring patients with chronic conditions
Medical Care Center
If you need health information or have a specific concern, one of our primary care providers will meet with you. You will have an opportunity to voice your concern and ask the questions you need in order to understand the issue(s). Your primary care doctor will perform a comprehensive physical examination and use the information you provide to make a diagnosis. If you have an acute condition that can be treated with medications, your primary care provider will give you a prescription and explain how to use the medication properly. If you have a chronic health condition, a primary care professional will explain how to manage it.
If you need specialized care, a primary care professional will refer you to a specialist who has experience managing your condition. When you are discharged from the hospital, your doctor will monitor you and make sure you receive the care you need. Your doctor can also help you manage chronic health conditions by referring you to nutritionists, counselors, and other professionals who can help you control your symptoms and cope with the challenges of having a chronic medical problem.
Primary Care Benefits
Establishing a relationship with a primary care doctor has many benefits. Without primary care professionals, it would be difficult for many patients to get the coordinated care they need. When you visit the same primary care professional regularly, you have the opportunity to build a strong relationship. Your doctor knows your medical history and understands your personal preferences. Working with a primary care provider can also reduce your healthcare expenses and make it more likely you will receive the care you need.
Chapel Hill Primary Care
Our practice makes primary care services accessible to patients in Chapel Hill and surrounding areas. We use a personalized approach to healthcare, so you have the opportunity to ask questions and get involved in managing your health. You can use our patient portal to access information or communicate with your primary care provider, making it much easier to take an active role in staying healthy. If you would like to make an appointment with one of our respectful, compassionate medical professionals, use the online patient portal or call us at (919) 929-7990.