About primary care services at Main Line Health
Your primary care provider (PCP) is your personal health advocate and trusted advisor. This important relationship develops over time as your PCP gets to know you, your medical history and lifestyle while managing your overall physical and emotional health.
The benefit of having a PCP include:
- Consistent, ongoing personalized care
- Good health maintenance
- Ability to catch problems before they become serious
- When ill, being able to see someone who knows your medical history
- Having someone to help you navigate the health care system
Primary care providers offer:
- Preventive care, routine physicals, screenings and immunizations
- Diagnosis and treatment for a wide variety of conditions
- Care for illness such as cold and flu
- Management of chronic (ongoing) conditions
- Treatment for serious illness
- Medical history maintenance
- Care coordination with specialists
Types of primary care
Children require different care than adults. Our pediatricians offer kind and understanding care for your infant, child or teenager with expert knowledge in growth and development, behavioral support and well-child visits. Our specialists will also offer you advice about optimal nutrition and health practices for your kids.
Comprehensive healthcare is for everyone, no matter your identity. For our neighbors of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning communities, we are dedicated to offering inclusive care. You’ll receive guidance on sexual health, mental health support, hormone therapy, gender-affirming care and more.
Annual wellness visitYour annual wellness visit is an important part of maintaining good health throughout your life. During an annual wellness visit, your provider will review your medical history, perform a comprehensive physical examination, conduct screenings and provide treatment as necessary for your health needs.
This visit is also an opportunity for your physician to check that you are up to date on your vaccinations and provide any that are recommended. We’re dedicated to creating a safe and compassionate environment where you can comfortably discuss health concerns with your doctor and receive a personalized care plan.
By attending an annual wellness appointment, you’re taking charge of your health and wellbeing and have a better chance of catching diseases early and staying healthy year-round.
Identifying potential health issues before they become more serious is important for the early treatment of disease and so you can stay as healthy as possible. Preventive exams and screenings can detect early signs of disease, help you manage risk factors and support an overall healthy wellbeing.
While each screening is different, your provider may conduct blood pressure measurements, cholesterol checks and blood tests to determine potential risks and health indicators. Screenings are also used to detect certain cancers, such as breast and colon cancer.
By taking proactive measures to healthcare and making informed decisions with guidance from your doctor, you’re prioritizing your health and improving your chances of staying healthy for a long time. We’ll be here for you each step of the way.
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