The Importance of Primary Care
Whether you’re in good health or have multiple health problems, you need a primary care provider to manage your general and specific health needs. It’s important to find a primary care practitioner you trust so you can develop a long-term relationship that benefits your overall health.
At OnePeak Medical, our team takes a unique approach to primary care. Led by Nisha Jackson, Ph.D., we use innovative and integrative health practices that focus on optimizing health and well-being. With this approach, our patients get more effective outcomes for better health.
Here, we want to share with you why primary care is so important.
What is primary care?
Primary care is an area of medicine that specializes in treating the whole person. Instead of focusing on one body system or disease, primary care providers take care of your whole-body health, including your physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
Your primary care provider undergoes years of training so they can identify, diagnose, and treat many health conditions. They also recognize the early signs and symptoms of various illnesses and diseases, and they provide treatments that may prevent major health problems.
Primary care also serves as your health manager. Whether you need treatment for an acute illness or help with a chronic health condition, your primary care provider is the first person you see.
Importance of primary care
If you’re relatively healthy and rarely catch the office cold, you may not give much thought to your primary care provider. But primary care is important because it’s the best tool you have for staying healthy.
Yes, your primary care practitioner treats your acute illnesses and manages your chronic health problems, but they also provide recommendations, tools, therapies, and treatments that help you stay well and potentially avoid future health problems.
Your primary care provider is your long-term health partner. They help you find and manage health problems, offer guidance about lifestyle changes to improve health, and make referrals to specialists when needed.
To get the most from primary care, it’s important to find a provider you connect with and trust. Developing a strong patient-provider relationship improves your overall health outcomes and the type of medical care you receive.
What to expect
At OnePeak Medical, we take your health very seriously and offer many innovative primary care services that focus on prevention and healthy aging. No matter your age or health needs, you can expect personalized primary care that optimizes your health and well-being.
Our primary care services include:
- Physical exams
- Lab testing
- Health screenings
- Sick visits
- Chronic disease management
In addition to managing your general health and wellness, we also provide services that may prevent health problems or improve how you feel, including nutrition and fitness consulting, intravenous (IV) therapy, and hormone pellet therapy.
Primary care is more than just treating your cold or providing prescriptions to lower your blood pressure. Primary care serves as your gateway to better health and aging gracefully. For personalized primary care from a team that focuses on helping you live your best life at every age, contact us today.