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There’s no doubt web search engines and apps are helpful for finding answers to burning questions.
But when it comes to health or medical questions, the answers are rarely one-size-fits-all.
This is one reason why adults should have a primary care doctor they check in with at least once a year, a doctor who knows their personal medical history and physical make-up and can give them customized assessments.
And ladies, using your annual gynecologist visit as your primary care check-up isn’t what we mean. OB/GYNs specialize in women’s health, and while annual gynecologic check-ups are important, primary care physicians are trained to make a comprehensive health assessment.
Can you remember the last time you had a complete physical?
As you grow older, your body changes and faces new challenges. It’s important to stay on top of your health and any issues that can pop up as you age.
The thought of finding a doctor, penciling in time for an appointment and then finding time to make the appointment can be daunting (and, understandably, discourages a lot of people from getting checked out).
Fortunately, with today’s technology, it’s a lot easier to find a doctor close to home and schedule an appointment — and it can all be done on your phone.
A primary care doctor, like the physicians of Edward-Elmhurst Medical Group, is a vital component of your healthcare. Consider these reasons why you should have your own doctor:
Where do you start?
Finding a doctor you feel good about can take some time. Ask friends and family for recommendations. You can also search our Edward-Elmhurst Medical Group database, which includes hundreds of doctor profiles, ratings/ reviews, and even videos of the doctors that can help you decide.
There are two types of primary care physicians to consider:
It's a great time to start taking better care of yourself and your family.
Dig into our database of Edward-Elmhurst Medical Group doctors. With hundreds of board-certified physicians to choose from across 50 Chicagoland locations, you’re likely to find the perfect doctor for you close by. Set up your first appointment today, with our fast and easy online scheduling.
Healthcare is even easier when you use the MyEEHealthTM mobile app. Download the app and keep track of your health from the comfort of anywhere, 24/7.
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