Your primary care physician is specifically trained to be your first point of entry into the healthcare system and will be your advocate in coordinating your ongoing healthcare. You and your primary care physician will work -- as a team -- to meet your medical, physical and emotional healthcare needs.
Your primary care physician provides comprehensive healthcare, routinely monitors your overall health and partners with you to make healthcare decisions. If changes to your medical condition indicate that you require the care of a specialist, your physician will make recommendations and coordinate your care. We encourage you to communicate regularly with your primary care physician.