According to the American Heart Association, more than 100 million Americans have hypertension, also known as high blood pressure. Hypertension puts you at greater risk for various cardiovascular diseases including heart disease, stroke, and sometimes death. High blood pressure occurs when the force of blood flowing through your blood vessels is consistently high. This contributes [...]
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FAQ – Choosing a Primary Care Provider
What is primary care provider?
Primary care providers or physicians are your partners in all aspects of health, including mental health, physical health, and emotional health. Through each phase of your life, look to your primary care provider, your go-to for medical questions, treatment, and specialist referral.
What should I expect from my primary care provider?
You should expect a long-term relationship that includes trust, treatment, and accessibility.
Why is having a primary care provider so important?
Having a primary care provider is essential to your health. Primary care providers will guide you in making the best, informed healthcare decisions. They learn everything about you – your medical history and your family medical history and start treatment from there.
Do I need a referral from my primary care provider to see a specialist?
Your TPMG primary care provider knows you and your medical history and will help you chose the best provider out there for your individual needs.
What is the difference between family medicine, internal medicine, and geriatric medicine?
- A family medicine physician treats children and adults.
- An internal medicine physician treats adults.
- A geriatric medicine physician treats the elderly.
How can I contact my primary care provider?
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What do I need to bring to my appointment?
- All medications you are currently taking (include prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal remedies)
- Your current health insurance card
- Photo identification
- A referral from your primary care physician, if required by your insurance plan
- A list of allergies to medications or dyes
- Immunization record for children
- Payment for any required co-pays, deductibles, or non-covered services
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