When it comes to choosing a healthcare provider, all of the different options can be confusing. You may find yourself overwhelmed and unsure about which kind of provider you need to see. Finding a primary care provider and establishing a trusting relationship with them can help relieve some of the stress you may be feeling.
What can a PCP do?
Primary care providers (or PCPs) can perform regular check-ups, treat common ailments and can help manage chronic health issues, such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol. They also can administer vaccinations and perform annual exams. Having a primary care provider gives you a trusted medical professional who you already know (and who knows you) to go to when you’re in need. PCPs establish a relationship with you over time and will be able to consider your preferences, beliefs and medical history while giving you medical advice.
When should I see a specialist instead of my primary care provider?
It can be difficult to know when to see a specialist. When experiencing a health issue, your primary care provider will know when it is time to refer you to a specialist, so you won’t have to navigate that decision on your own. Specialists are doctors who specialize in specific areas and who have in-depth knowledge of their specialty. Specialists include Allergists, Cardiologists, Dermatologists and many more.
Do I have to go in person to my PCP?
Apex Health has both in-person PCP appointments and telehealth appointments. Choose what is most comfortable and convenient for you! Telehealth appointments are video calls with a certified medical professional that can be taken from your home. Some people prefer to be seen in person, but telehealth appointments are great for those who are sick and can’t leave their homes, those with mobility issues and those with limited transportation. Since Apex Health provides both telehealth and in-person care, you are free to adjust your appointment type depending on your circumstance.
What is special about Apex Health?
Apex Health provides a trusted network of medical professionals who work together to provide you with the best individualized care. Apex Health offers health services for adults and children; perfect for the whole family! The Apex Health center is AAAHC certified and a partner of SCA, meeting rigorous standards and guaranteeing safety and efficiency. Apex Health makes finding the perfect PCP for you easy since all providers are already certified. Visiting your provider is a stress-free experience in our family-friendly facility!