4 Benefits of Having a Primary Physician
When faced with an acute medical need such as cold or flu symptoms, earaches or even extreme muscle pain, most people call their family physician first. However, there are some people who go to an urgent care facility as their primary source for medical care. At Jupiter Medical Specialists, we want to be your first choice as your primary physician and we hope these four benefits will convince you the same.
- A Primary Physician Knows Your Medical History – When having treated a patient for years, even decades, our physicians develop a keen understanding of our patient’s medical history. Our patients and our physicians are cooperatively involved in ongoing health care management toward the shared goal of high quality medical care. This helps us make precise diagnoses and monitor you more closely for any changes in your health and wellness.
- Family Doctors Do More Than Just Yearly Exams – While our doctors perform yearly check-ups, they also are there to help our patients manage chronic medical issues such as diabetes, heart disease and arthritis. They can also treat your acute medical conditions like injuries and many infections. Research has shown that continuity of care by physicians is associated with lower mortality rates
- When You Need a Specialist, They’ll Find the Best One for You – Sometimes a medical issue arises that require consultation with a specialist. When our patients are faced with a medical condition that requires a specialist, our physicians will find a specialist who fits your exact needs and will maintain constant communication about the medical condition.
- A Primary Physician Stays With You For Life – We treat patients over 16 years. It is not uncommon for us to see our patients for decades of their lives. Since our primary care physicians have the skills to treat a wide range of chronic and acute medical conditions, we can be your medical doctor at any point in your life. Patients who see the same physician over time have lower death rates based on a review of 22 studies across nine countries.1
How We Can Help
If you would like to establish a long-term relationship with one of our doctors, or would like to schedule an appointment, contact your nearest Jupiter Medical Specialists for help.
 The review, Continuity of care with doctors – a matter of life and death? A systematic review of continuity of care and mortality, is published in BMJ Open. Authors were Denis J Pereira Gray, Kate Sidaway-Lee, Eleanor White, Angus Thorne, and Philip H Evans.