THE BENEFITS OF SELECTING A PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN
There are many benefits to having a primary care physician that go beyond annual checkups. Selecting a primary care physician (PCP) is an important part of managing your health and taking full advantage of your medical benefits. Here are three reasons to have a primary care physician:
- You have someone you can trust
When you find a PCP you like, they can follow your health over time, and get to know you, and you can get to know them. A trusting relationship with your PCP can help improve your care because you will be more comfortable discussing problems or changes.
- You can get specialty care
When it is necessary, your PCP can refer you to the right specialist. Because they know you, they can suggest someone with the right qualifications and an approach that matches your health goals, values and desired outcomes.
- You can earn the maximum in HRA funding each year
In order to receive the maximum amount of HRA funding each year, PPO plan participants must complete the annual Personal Health Assessment (PHA), and Kaiser plan participants must complete the annual Health Profile — both require the confirmation of your Primary Care Physician. Don’t miss your chance to avoid a higher deductible next year. By taking the time to find a physician now, you’ll be ready when it comes time to complete your PHA or Health Profile.
Visit the Find a Provider page for more information on finding a primary care physician.