A primary care physician (PCP) is the doctor who gathers your medical history, assesses your health needs and provides comprehensive care to patients of all ages through all stages of life. A PCP is considered the quarterback of your medical team, says a Stanford Medicine article that shows patients who see a PCP actually live longer.
PCPs see you annually for a regular check-up and blood work, and they can provide referrals for any specialized care you may need. Because they know your medical history very well, they can help to prevent illness, manage chronic problems and quickly recognize any significant change in your health that could point to a serious or emerging condition.
If you don’t have a PCP, consider visiting the state-of-the-art NCH Outpatient Care Center right on campus in Building M. Your new PCP is just steps away, and walk-in appointments are available.
These providers are ready to treat you at the NCH Outpatient Care Center.