How to Choose a PRIMARY CARE

How to choose a primary care provider?

Do you need a new Primary Care Provider (PCP)? Perhaps you don’t currently have one and are using the Emergency Room for care. Maybe you’re questioning the quality of care from your current doctor’s office. Or you could just be looking for something a little closer to home.

Whatever the reason, the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period is a great time to switch to a provider that can give you the access, quality and care coordination you need to get and stay healthy.

P3 is proud to offer a diverse group of qualified practitioners who are honored to serve patients, and who are committed to quality patient care. In fact, we consider ourselves your partner in healthcare, with an established care model that puts you at the center.

What to consider when choosing a new primary care provider.

If you are not sure whether to switch providers due to quality of care, take our quiz to find out.

It may be time to switch primary care providers.

Here are some things to look for in a new provider:

Care Management Coordination

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Patients are at the center of our care model.
Our dedicated care management team takes the time to understand your comprehensive needs. Bridging the gap between your physician and your busy lives, we offer health education on preventing disease, guidance managing chronic disease, and resources for maintaining a healthy lifestyle—everything from helping you interpret lab results and scheduling your next comprehensive exam to finding transportation and a nearby support group, and more.

What kinds of medical professionals can be my primary care provider?

You are likely familiar with medical doctors, also known as MDs. However, doctors of osteopathy (DOs), certified physician assistants (PA-Cs) and certified nurse practitioners (NP-Cs) are also required to complete rigorous academic programs and practice hours. In addition, they all are certified by state medical or nursing boards. Most importantly, all four types of medical professionals are qualified to handle all your primary care needs, including:

Oftentimes, establishing primary care with clinics that have a variety of trained professionals means shorter wait times to get an appointment and be seen once you’re there. 

How do I change primary care providers?

Ready to find the perfect provider for you? To begin, visit P3’s Find a Provider page and select your state to find a provider that is convenient to you.

Once you’ve found a provider that is convenient to you, simply call the number listed next to their name to schedule an initial appointment.

Next, you’ll want to fill out forms to help your new provider understand your medical history. P3 has these forms in a simple and handy format right on our website. Find them here.

And, before your first appointment, be sure to read this post to prepare with the information your provider will need to help you get the most from your visit.

Remember that, once you’ve set up care with your provider, you will be able to call them first for medical issues. This can save you both time and money by avoiding the Emergency Room or other locations.

You can also visit the P3 Patient Portal this convenient portal allows you access and manage your medical information any time with a computer, tablet or smartphone.

There is nothing more important than your health. By finding a provider that offers access and quality care, you can rest assured that your health is in good hands.

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