Building trust and familiarity with your Primary care provider
One of the biggest advantages of having a primary care provider is developing a long-term relationship with them. With regular checkups, such as annual wellness visits, your provider will get to know a lot about you and your health, such as:
- Your current state of health
- Your medical history and family medical history
- Your treatment preferences and challenges
- Your personality and lifestyle
Your provider will use this information to tailor your care to fit you as an individual and will not use a one-size-fits-all approach
Over time, you will build trust with your provider and will feel comfortable talking with them about your health concerns. It’s easier to discuss sensitive topics with someone you know and trust than with a stranger. The more candid you can be with your provider, the better they will be able to provide you with the healthcare you need.