Health Hub: Have You Seen Your Doctor Lately?
Now is the time.
Now is the time.
Life has changed for all of us these last few months, and it’s understandable that you may have put off doing certain things in order to stay home and stay safe. Perhaps you delayed getting your car serviced or starting that home remodeling project. But if you’ve put off visiting your primary care physician (PCP), it’s time to make an appointment and go.
Your PCP is important.
As your regular physician, your PCP knows you better than any other provider and is familiar with your baseline health measures. That means your provider can more quickly determine when something isn’t right, and that if treatment is needed, they can prescribe it based on your personal health goals, medical history and preferences.
Prevention is preferable to getting sick.
If you don’t have a PCP you visit regularly, you aren’t getting the regular health screenings you need to avoid potentially serious illnesses like high blood pressure, diabetes, heart problems or cancer. Your PCP is your source for preventive medical care, and ensures the consistent, coordinated care you deserve. And in most cases, your out-of-pocket cost to visit their office is much lower than for a trip to the emergency room or an urgent care clinic. Don’t put off seeing your PCP or establishing a relationship with one today. Visit YourCentralFloridaDoctor.com/FamilyMedicine for a customized search by zip code or call 407-599-6111.
Lauren Conroy, MD, is a board-certified family medicine physician with AdventHealth Family Medicine at Dr. Phillips. Her office is located at 7940 Via Dellagio Way, Suite 142, Orlando, FL, and she is currently accepting new patients.
New safety measures are designed to protect our patients. Rest assured that AdventHealth Medical Group is undertaking extraordinary measures to protect you and your family while you visit our offices. This includes universal masking and temperature checks for visitors and staff, frequent sanitizing of spaces, social distancing and remote check-ins to keep you from waiting in line. You may even be able to visit your doctor from home through a virtual house-call on your smart phone or computer using the AdventHealth app.