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The Major Benefits of Comprehensive Primary Care

There’s a huge number of people who don’t really quite get it when it comes to what a good primary care is all about. As people age, comprehensive primary care is important and it should be experienced by everyone. People would usually view primary care as simply for people with problems but that is actually a gross misunderstanding.

Comprehensive primary care is quite different from that. A close relationship will have to be involved between the person and his PCP as this is also required in order for trust and healing to be achieved. It means proper handling with day to day episodic medical problems of one’s life all throughout. This would also involve active managing of a person’s chronic illnesses and may rarely need a specialist. A coordination of care however will be done when a specialist is needed. It means to keep your health and wellness in check and working with you to detect and reduce chronic illness risk factors. And it means preventing illnesses by getting vaccinated and other approach. This is exactly what comprehensive primary care is and by comprehensive, it means that it will have to deal with most of your health care needs. You’re not really going to need a lot of sessions with a specialist and prescriptions won’t be needed a lot and your hospitalization rates would even fall substantially.

You must know that the key requirements of comprehensive primary care involves the basics – a PCP that is well-trained, well-educated, and up-to-date, and one how guarantees his commitment in a relationship-based care and has a team-based approach. Another key ingredient is the right amount of time – time to listen, think, diagnose, as well as to treat and prevent. Unfortunately, there’s not really a lot of primary care physicians who have the luxury of time today and because of this, they have the tendency to just refer to other specialists. But with that time, it could be that they may have dealt with the problem just by themselves.

In order to compensate such time limitation, there are some form of direct primary care that are utilized – sometimes called membership while others would call it concierge medicine. This is how primary care physicians are able to give you scheduled appointments that will last as long as necessary; the time to listen and listen intensively; the time to give you and expanded preventive as well as wellness care; the time to provide you with extensive annual evaluation. The best thing about direct primary care physicians is that they may also give their phone numbers or emails to their clients so that their clients can contact them as necessary any time of the day or night.