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Your primary care doctor is your partner. Together you work as a team to take care of your medical needs. Having a primary care doctor means he or she gets to know you individually and can provide:
- A better understanding of you, your health conditions, and treatment options
- Follow-up and continuity of care (one person who knows all your medical issues)
- Discussions about what you should do when you have a condition you feel is urgent and the office is closed or your doctor is not available
If you go to an Urgent Care or Emergency Room for treatment you should always follow up with your primary care doctor to keep them updated. It is important to maintain open lines of communication regarding your health and care.