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How to Locate and Select a Family Physician

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Sep 3, 2015

Whether you have just moved to the area, had insurance changes, or you are just ready for a change, finding a family physician is the first step to managing your healthcare. Your primary care doctor is who you will visit for most of your healthcare needs. It's the doctor you will see for minor aches and pains and to get referrals to specialists.

Your relationship with your family physician is a special one. You'll want to pick one that you feel comfortable with, has expertise in the areas that are important to your health needs, and one who is covered by your insurance. 

Here are some tips to locating and selecting a family physician:

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Topics: Wellness, Doctor, Health Care

How Often Should I Go to the Doctor?

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Aug 6, 2015

When was the last time you saw your doctor? Most people don't think about visiting the doctor unless they feel sick or have a problem. Even when you are healthy, it's wise to have a yearly check up. Health issues have a way of sneaking up on you even when you are feeling great. Regular visits to your doctor can be sometimes be the difference between life and death. Diet and exercise are an important part of your lifestyle, but in some cases genetics play a major role when it comes to your health.

If you have a family history of certain conditions such as high blood pressures, sleep disorders, or cancer yearly check ups can help detect them early and early detection is the best for your health!

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Topics: Health Care