Why do I need a primary care provider?
One of the most important members of your health care team is your primary care provider – a family doctor, physician assistant or nurse practitioner.
Your primary care provider is the person you see regularly, who can help you stay as healthy as possible. Your primary care provider can provide annual physical exams and discuss your health assessment results with you. No need to bring your results with you if you are a member with a Marshfield Clinic provider – your results will be placed directly in your medical record.
When you have a health concern your primary care provider is the first person you should see. Your primary care provider can decide whether you need a referral to a specialist.
Above all, your primary care provider can help you manage your care, make sure that you receive recommended preventive care, and help you avoid unnecessary expenses.