Seniors, when was the last time you saw your doctor? How well, does he or she know you? Traditionally the doctor-patient relationship was led by the physician, but today a successful relationship between both entities requires teamwork. Patients as well as doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers work alongside each other to manage and ensure an individual’s health. This new approach of care requires seniors to actively participate in their care by placing the responsibility for excellent communication on them as well. Long gone are the days when people felt it was taboo to talk about symptoms or irregularities with their provider. Now it is your responsibility to let them know if you feel off in any way. Establishing a long-lasting, trusting relationship with your provider is a crucial step in maintaining good health. Here are a few examples of why practicing honest and lasting communication between you and your physician are essential for your health:
- Helps you get the most out of your visit
- Helps you understand treatments, diagnosis, medicine clearly
- A professional confidant
- Reduces your anxiety
- Provides a safe space
- Allows you to voice your thoughts and concerns
- To request a printout of your prescriptions
- To practice preventative care
- To ask them for more time if you need it
There are many reasons why having a long-lasting relationship with the right Primary Care Physician (PCP) is essential, but what if you do not have one? According to a survey published by the Kaiser Family Foundation, 30% of Americans do not have a PCP. It is challenging to build a trusting relationship with someone you do not see regularly, so not having a PCP can be detrimental to your health. If you are in search of a trustworthy healthcare provider, look no further than to A One Family Practice. They have been serving the Volusia County area for over 15 years and part of our trusted network of Approved Vendors. You can trust them to support you during your golden years in ensuring a clean bill of health.
To make an appointment, call 386-200-4982 and tell them OurSeniors.net sent you!
A One Family Practice is currently accepting new patients and is seeing patients in all three locations:
- 312 W New York Ave
Deland, Florida 32720
- 325 Clyde Morris Blvd, Suite 340
Ormond Beach, FL 32174
- 322 Big Tree Road
South Daytona, FL 32119
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