Preventive care is critical to your patients’ health. By receiving their preventive exams on a regular basis, you can locate any health problems early on so that you and your patient can take steps to prevent it from becoming a chronic illness. It may even save your patient’s life!
When discussing preventive care with your patients, it’s important that they are aware of the following:
It can be hard to start a conversation about preventive health with a patient, especially if you are not their Primary Care Physician (PCP) or don’t know what information they already know. Here are some questions you can ask to help start and guide the conversation.
If you are an urgent care doctor or work in a hospital and need to start this conversation with your patient, here are some additional questions you can ask:
Remember to regularly check for updates to the Preventive Health Guidelines on the Provider Resource Center. You need to be aware of these changes to assist your patients in making better health decisions.
To access these changes:
Children and adults alike also need to be up-to-date on their immunizations. To access the latest immunization schedules:
Thank you for your continued care for your patients, our members.