Don't Wait Until You're Sick to Find a Primary Care Physician!

Your primary care physician may be a family physician, internist or pediatrician. They are the doctor you see for your annual wellness exam, important even if you are healthy. They partner with you to practice smart prevention, and they care for you when you are sick.

As part of the annual exam, your physician will check basic vital signs such as blood pressure and heart rate. The doctor will talk with you about your overall health and encourage you to adopt good preventive habits such as getting the flu vaccine and making simple lifestyle changes that go a long way in warding off serious chronic conditions.

They will also look for signs of diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. To help detect cancer as early as possible, they will make sure you get recommended, age-appropriate, preventive screenings, such as colonoscopies and mammograms.

By making an appointment now for an annual physical with a VCP primary care physician, you will have support for your health and wellness today and benefit from an established patient/physician relationship should your health status change.