The answer to the question, “Do you have a doctor?” is an important one. Having a doctor who knows you and your medical history can help you stay well and healthy – and help you get better and faster care if you get sick or injured.
What type to choose? Most people choose a general internist, a pediatrician, or a family practice physician as the primary doctor to help manage their care. Some women may choose a gynecologist. Someone with a chronic health condition such as cancer or kidney disease may consider choosing a specialist as an overall health care provider.
Smart health care choices
When you see one doctor for your primary care needs, you get more consistent care from a doctor who knows you and your medical history. It will help keep you healthy, and help you manage your health and health care costs.
When it comes to your health and the cost of your health care, you have a choice. And your choices make a difference.