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As the name implies, a primary care physician is usually the “first stop” when a patient is in need of care.
Primary care physicians (PCPs) treat common medical problems and help patients manage their overall health by recommending screenings, making referrals, encouraging healthy habits and much more.
Doctors in the fields of internal medicine, family medicine, OB-GYN, general practice and pediatrics are designated as PCPs and can meet your general medical needs – from helping you schedule preventive care exams to keeping you healthy through each stage of life.
A lot of conditions can be handled by the PCP; they serve as the home-base of patients’ medical care and are in charge of keeping a comprehensive summary of the complicated tests, procedures and care patients have been receiving. If these tests detect any abnormalities, a PCP will recommend the patient to a specialist.
There are several types of PCPs to choose from to meet your individual needs. When choosing a PCP, keep in mind your insurance plan and what it covers before narrowing down your options.
If you do not currently have a primary care physician or are on the search for a new PCP, click here to access a list of Hawaii Pacific Health physicians near you.