Consider These Benefits of Having a Primary Care Physician

Consider These Benefits of Having a Primary Care Physician

Remember when you started each day at school in your homeroom? It was the place where you got all the announcements for the day or the week, where your teacher knew you and kept tabs on your progress, and you felt a sense of stability and identity. 

Primary care physicians are like the homeroom teachers of the medical world. They know you best, they look out for all your needs, they keep track of you, and they direct you to other resources when necessary.

Dr. Perry Weisman believes in the value of primary care and oversees WiseCare Urgent Care in Pasadena, Maryland, with these principles in mind. Our team is dedicated to your overall wellness. We accomplish this by taking the time to get to know you and your family, establishing a relationship based on trust and experience, and delivering comprehensive care for a wide range of medical issues. Here’s why we think you should consider primary care.

Prevention is our passion

You don’t have to be a medical professional to know that preventing injuries and illnesses is far better than treating them. But if you’re seeing a specialist, that ship has sailed — you’re already sick or injured. 

Primary care physicians like Dr. Weisman dive into your health history, learn your risk factors for various conditions and give you practical steps to avoid problems, such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease, hypertension, and other chronic conditions whenever possible.

We manage your medications

If you’re not taking any medications (yet) or you only take one or two, you might not think this is a big deal. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that almost 50% of Americans have at least one prescription medication in their cabinet, almost 25% percent take at least three meds, and 12% are on five or more drugs — adding up to nearly 3 billion prescriptions every year throughout the country.

Keeping track of your prescriptions and supplements can get confusing, and considering the dangers of drug interaction, this is no time to make a mistake. That’s where we come in and make sure that you take what you need in the proper doses and that every pill you take works and plays well with others. We also monitor any side effects and make adjustments whenever necessary.

Seamless healthcare coordination

It’s hard enough for medical professionals to navigate the healthcare system, so when you (a layperson) get thrown into the mix, it’s easy to get turned around, neglected, and lost in the shuffle.

Our team oversees your healthcare, whether we see you personally or we’ve referred you to a specialist. There’s no need for you to chase down insurance authorizations and medical records — we’re your advocates and your coordinators. 

We’re here when you need us

It typically takes a long time to book an appointment with a specialist. They have hundreds of patients and very little time for each one. It may be weeks or months before you can see them face to face.

That’s not how we work. From general physicals to urgent care and everything in between, we’re here for you seven days a week.

If you don’t have a primary care physician yet, we’d love to meet you and talk more about the benefits of allowing us to be your first stop for healthcare. If you already have a primary care physician but need urgent care now, see us anytime you need us. Questions? Call our friendly staff at 410-255-7900 today. 

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