This week on Medical Mondays, we’re focused on Primary Care. You’ll meet Francine, whose relationship with her primary care physician led to early detection of colon cancer.

Primary care physicians can act as coordinators for your health care needs, helping you to navigate the system, treating basic medical needs, and helping you to find the right specialist if the need arises. They’ll also manage many of your preventive care screenings, like colonoscopies, blood pressure monitoring, mammograms, etc.

Here, you’ll learn:

  • The importance of having a PCP
  • Health tips for men and women of any age
  • How to talk to your doctor
  • Tips for making the most of your primary care appointment
  • Why checkups and heart screenings are important

To find a UPMC primary care physician near you, call 1-800-533-UPMC, or request an appointment online.