Health care can be complex, but your primary doctor (often called your PCP, or Primary Care Provider) is an important team member! In fact, regarding your PCP as a partner in your health is a great way to understand the relationship.
Whenever you go to any doctor, specialist, or even the Emergency Room or Urgent Care, make sure your PCP knows and receives the medical records.
Being able to share with your doctor and keeping your PCP updated on all doctors and specialists involved in your care can save you a lot of time and money (and headache).
You and your PCP play a huge role in making sure you’re getting the right care.
Sharing your medical information is important to making sure you get the best and most effective care. It’s also one of the reasons that having a steady PCP is so important; they can help you keep track of everything.