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Some of us think mostly about seeing our doctor when we’re not feeling well.
But it’s a good idea to get into the habit of visiting a primary care provider at least once a year, according to Leon McCook, MD, a family medicine doctor at PeaceHealth in Vancouver. And if you’re trying to manage a chronic condition such as diabetes, you’ll likely want to visit your clinic even more often.
Here’s why it’s important to stay up-to-date on medical care. Dr. McCook points out that proactive care can:
Getting an appointment may require patience. Certain times of the year are busier than others. Late summer is often filled with families rushing to prepare kids to go back to school while fall usually starts cold and flu season.
Regardless, it’s best not to wait. The sooner you call, the sooner you get on the schedule—even if the appointment is a few weeks away.
A great way to schedule an appointment with a provider you’ve seen before is to log into your My PeaceHealth account. This set of online tools gives you many ways of managing your care at PeaceHealth. Haven’t signed up yet? It’s quick and easy.
Schedule an appointment with a PeaceHealth provider to stay up-to-date on your care.