Patient and doctor work together
A primary care provider can allow you to establish a trusting relationship with one medical professional over time and maintain continuity in your personal health care. Working as a team you and your primary care physician can work towards preventive health care and follow the best measures needed to achieve and maintain your personal health.
Last reviewed 1/23/2012 by A.D.A.M. Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, and David R. Eltz. Previously Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine (8/12/2011).
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