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The Importance of Primary Care

The Importance of Primary Care

Primary care covers a range of basic health care needs. It’s an essential resource, providing services from treatment for acute illnesses to chronic condition management.

Our medical Associates Of North Texas team believes that enjoying your best health starts with primary care. We offer comprehensive primary care for adults of all ages at our Fort Worth, Texas office.

But if you’re generally healthy, you probably don’t need to go to the doctor very often, and you may not even take any medications that require regular refills. You might wonder if having a primary care physician is all that important — and the answer is yes. 

Here’s why.

Primary care is your first stop

Primary care is your point of entry into the health care system. It’s where you find answers to all your health questions and get customized treatment.

Everyone suffers an acute illness or injury at one time or another. Whether you woke up with a sore throat or noticed any pain that wasn’t there before, your primary care doctor is the first place you go for care.

Our team can diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions, including minor injuries, illnesses, chronic conditions, and more. If your needs go beyond our area of expertise, we refer you to a specialist and work closely to provide continuity of care.

Primary care is proactive

One major goal of primary care is identifying health issues before they get worse. Diagnosing a condition early allows you to start treatment early and reduce your risk of complications.

Seeing your doctor regularly for annual physical exams is the best way to ensure you enjoy optimal health at every age. Our annual exams include vital signs, blood pressure readings, physical exams, lab work, and customized screenings.

Depending on your age and risk factors, we can perform screenings for chronic diseases, anxiety, depression, dementia, and more — all to catch the earliest signs of problems so you can get the treatment you need sooner. 

Primary care helps you manage chronic conditions

Many chronic diseases, like diabetes, can’t be cured but can be managed. Primary care makes managing your health easier if you’ve already been diagnosed with a chronic condition. Our team partners with you to evaluate your disease, manage your medications, and make lifestyle changes to improve your health.

We monitor your condition over time to identify changes as they occur. We adjust your treatment plan if needed to minimize your symptoms and help you enjoy better health.

Primary care builds a relationship between you and your doctor

Last, regular primary care allows you to build a stronger relationship with your doctor and your health care team. Managing your health — especially if you have a chronic condition — can be stressful and complicated. Maintaining a relationship with a primary care doctor and having a team that you trust makes a big difference.

Our primary care team is here to answer your questions every step of the way, and we’re committed to helping you achieve your best possible health throughout life.

To find out more about primary care at Medical Associates Of North Texas, send us a message online or call us at 972-433-7178 today.

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