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, callÂ 1-800-533-UPMC, orÂ request an appointment online.
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Going to the doctor can be nerve-wracking, and you may not be sure what to say or the best way to explain something. We asked David Hutzel, MD, internal medicine physician, UPMC Hamot Physicians Network, for some tips to make sure all of your problems and concerns get addressed before you head home.Learn More
Many men overlook the importance of getting regular checkups. No matter how busy you are, it’s important to keep up on visits to your primary care physician, and as you get older, you’ll want to be screened for other types of health problems even if you don’t display any symptoms. Read on to learn more about the importance of regular health screenings and the checks you should get as you get older.Learn More