What is a Primary Care Physician?
A Primary Care Physician, or PCP, can be a family medicine or internal medicine physician, family nurse practitioner or physician assistant. They can diagnosis and treat illnesses and provide preventive medicine. Typical treatment includes chronic disease management, routine physicals, immunization and screening tests, and counseling on maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Memorial Hermann Medical Group PCPs are highly trained and focus on keeping patients well through prevention and screening.
Benefits of having a PCP
Continuity of Care
Your PCP gets to know you and understand your health goals, which can help you stay on track.
If you need to see a specialist, your PCP can refer you a medical professional with whom they have a collaborative relationship. Your PCP has a working relationship with their referrals and maintains track of your care with them.
Establishing care with a PCP can help save you time should you get sick. PCPs learn about you and your health history and habits, making it easier to resolve issues.
Prevent Future Illness
Your PCP takes a proactive approach and helps educate you about your health and prevent chronic illnesses. Seeing your PCP on a regular basis can be very valuable to managing your long-term wellness plan.
The PCPs at Memorial Hermann Medical Group believe in creating long-lasting, caring relationships with their patients so they can provide long-term, comprehensive medical care to keep patients of all ages healthy throughout all stages of life.
Schedule an Appointment with a Primary Care Physician
Conveniently schedule your appointment online for: doctors, mammograms, diagnostic imaging, such as CT, MRI, ultrasound or x-ray, physical therapy, colonoscopy, sleep study, wound care, and more.