What to Consider When Choosing a Primary Care Physician?
If you are looking for a new primary care physician, and you are unsure where to start or what to look for, you came to the right place! Contact us today and our board-certified healthcare provider Dr. Padmini Bhadriraju, MD, at Catalyst Medical Group will take care of you and your loved ones! You can also book an appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you in Edinburg TX, and Mission TX.
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Primary care physicians/doctors’ main focus is to keep their patients healthy and out of emergency rooms and hospitals if possible. This is an important aspect of primary health care, as it helps to keep the costs down for you, but also allows you to live a long and healthy life without the necessary appointments of visiting specialists for each health issue that arises, which can bring up the cost for your health care.
Primary care doctors provide many benefits to you, first off by being able to diagnose and treat many injuries and illnesses within a visit; however, if necessary, they can refer you to get other services completed like X-rays, and Ultrasounds.
Primary care physicians also are one of the primary healthcare leads that almost all insurance providers will work with when it comes to your healthcare coverage. Primary care physicians are a prime leader in negotiating with insurance companies based on costs, while insurance companies understand many of their clients will not choose an insurance provider that does not cover primary care physician appointments, so often they will work harder to provide coverage for primary care clinics and physicians.
Primary care physicians focus on managing a large variety of healthcare concerns in regard to their patients. Primary care physicians’ main focus is on preventative care, this often includes immunizations, routine physicals, screenings, and even diagnosing, treating, and/or managing chronic conditions like hypertension, and type 2 diabetes.
Other primary care services that many primary care clinics and physicians will offer include:
– Diagnosing and treating illnesses
– Diagnosing and treating injuries
– Providing physical exams
– Prescribing medication
– Screening for common health concerns
Starting your search for a primary care physician may seem overwhelming, but start by asking your friends and family, and even your neighbors about their local primary care physicians that they see, and if they know if they are accepting new patients. However, this way is not the best, as you haven’t been able to research the physician or the clinic before hearing about them, and it may lead to the physician not accepting new patients, or the physician not being a match for you.
Another way you can choose a primary care physician is based on a simple search via a search engine like Bing or Google. Throw related search engines, you can review a multitude of results at your fingertips, and you can access the different websites, read reviews, and even call the clinic to ask questions based on your research. You can see which primary care physicians are in your area and confirm if they are indeed accepting new patients.
However, your search goes, know that you will always find luck with a primary care physician at Catalyst Medical Group, as our primary care physicians are accepting new patients, and surrounding areas. We run by appointment only, call today to schedule your meet and greet with one of our primary care physicians!
At Catalyst Medical Group we provide primary care services by top primary care physicians and have a passionate and knowledgeable team that provides primary care services at Catalyst Medical Group. A few of the primary care services we provide include:
– Orthopedic Injury Treatment
– Medical Weight Loss
– Medical Aesthetics
– Diabetes Diagnosis and Management
– Walk-in Appointments
– Immunization and Vaccination
– Chronic disease and disability diagnosis and management
– Sick visits
If you are looking for a primary care physician that will help you with your healthcare needs, contact Catalyst Medical Group today, or simply walk in for an appointment. We have convenient locations to serve you in Edinburg TX, and Mission TX. We serve patients from Edinburg TX, McAllen TX, San Juan TX, Alamo TX, Pharr TX, Palmhurst TX, Mission TX, Alton TX and Palmview TX.