What Is Considered Primary Care?

PanCare Health offers several counties throughout Florida access to a primary care doctor. We have several practitioners who are giving Freeport and Bonifay, FL, among other locations, access to basic medical services. However, there could be a bit of confusion as to what is considered to be primary care.

General Information

Primary care is essentially basic medical care. You may see a primary care doctor when you're not feeling well or sustained a minor injury or cut. Primary care also includes preventative care, such as vaccinations, diet and lifestyle recommendations, and more. 

Part of primary care also includes managing any chronic conditions that are well-controlled without the need of a specialist or after you've seen a specialist who got the condition under control. 

Basically, primary care includes medical care for non-emergencies and non-life-threatening chronic conditions. 

Preventative Care

As briefly noted above, our Freeport and Bonifay, FL, along with our other locations, provide preventative care as part of our primary care. For instance, you can visit a primary care doctor who'll take your vitals, weight, and height, discuss your current medical conditions, and help you formulate a plan to improve your overall health through diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes. This includes being able to better manage chronic conditions or ward them off. 

Primary care also includes annual wellness checks and even physicals for sports and work. 

Through primary care, you can receive any vaccinations that could help you ward off diseases that could be dangerous or unpleasant for you to acquire. 

Sick Care

A primary care doctor offers sick care to patients. Sick care is for minor illnesses, such as colds, flu, sinusitis, bronchitis, and urinary tract infections, to name a few examples. 

Injury Care

You may visit a primary care specialist if you have a sprain, strain, or other minor injuries. Non-serious burns, cuts, and bug bites can also be treated by a primary care physician. Additionally, if you're not in need of emergency medical care and aren't sure which specialist to see or need a referral for insurance purposes, a primary care practitioner can assist. 

Chronic Condition Management

Primary care can be where you go to manage chronic conditions, like asthma, diabetes, hypertension, and other similar issues. Keep in mind that a primary care practitioner will provide you with a referral for a specialist as necessary. 

At PanCare Health, we're a primary care practice with several physicians serving Freeport and Bonifay, FL, among other locations. We can offer care when you're sick, hurt, injured, or would like a routine physical. 

You may contact one of our offices by visiting our locations page. You can reach them in Bonifay, FL, by calling (850) 547-5547, or in Freeport, FL, by calling (850) 880-6568, so call now.