A primary care physician is, in some respects, similar to an investment planner. Just as a person establishes a relationship with a financial planner to monitor their financial health through a lifetime, a primary care physician is someone who can help you monitor and manage some of the most important aspects of your life — your physical, mental, and emotional health.

At Washington Health Institute, in Washington D.C., experienced, caring providers offer comprehensive primary care to patients affected by a wide range of health challenges. 

Why Do I Need a Primary Care Physician?  primary care doctor

A person’s overall health largely determines whether they will be able to comfortably engage in activities and functions that are both necessary and meaningful to them. A primary care physician is a “go-to” expert who can ensure a person stays on the right track physically, mentally, and emotionally, so they can continue living their best life.

Just as people regularly meet with their investment planner to review their overall financial health, meeting with a primary care physician on a regular basis is a great way to monitor one’s overall health and properly manage and/or correct any health issues that may arise.

Practical Guidance

Primary care physicians receive general training in every aspect of human health. Specifically, they monitor a person’s health throughout the different stages of life by way of routine screenings and regular checkups. In addition, they are trained to spot small, potential health issues before they become serious. This essential expertise then becomes the catalyst for referring their patients to more targeted health care providers. 

If a person does develop a chronic illness, primary care physicians can help manage their chronic condition. Their professional expertise helps them determine whether a patient is successfully managing their chronic symptoms, or if they need additional assistance from a physician who specializes in chronic illnesses.

In addition, primary care physicians are a great resource to turn to for all the health and medically-related questions that invariably crop up in a person’s life. Establishing a life-long relationship with a primary care physician is one of the best things an individual can do to ensure they live a long, robust, and healthy life.

To schedule your appointment with Washington Health Institute, contact us at 202-525-5175. We will work with you to ensure that you feel comfortable and safe while receiving outstanding primary care services that are focused on your needs.