Women, men, and children benefit from regular primary care, including annual exams. At Midwest Regional Health Services, a patient-centered medical home in Omaha, Nebraska, you’re assigned a personal physician who heads your health care team and acts as your primary care doctor. Your primary care physician provides preventive care, treats injuries and illnesses, and refers you to specialists when necessary. To set up your first primary care visit, contact the team at Midwest Regional Health Services today by calling or using the online form.
Primary care is the first-line medical attention you receive from your personal physician or medical professional at Midwest Regional Health Services. Your primary care provider may be a physician or a physician’s assistant. A primary care provider practices general medicine and is responsible for your overall care, including:
Your primary care provider refers you to specialists if you have a complex health issue, and then coordinates your care with those specialists. You should see your primary care provider at least once a year for an annual exam. When you visit your provider regularly, they become familiar with your health needs, and you develop a trusting relationship that helps you maintain good health over time.
During your annual primary care exam, you should tell your provider about any health concerns, symptoms, or problems you have. Your primary care provider uses their hands and specialized instruments to thoroughly examine your entire body, including your:
They also check your:
Your primary care team also draws blood and asks you to take a urine test, if needed. These are then sent to a lab for evaluation to ensure that your organs are functioning properly and to determine if you have any infections or other conditions that need treatment.
If you’re not feeling well, contact Midwest Regional Health Services for an evaluation. Your primary care provider conducts an exam and orders any necessary tests so that they can diagnose the cause of your symptoms. Your doctor may also prescribe medications, therapies, or lifestyle changes.
If you have a major injury, such as a broken bone, you should go directly to the nearest emergency room. If you have a minor injury, such as a sprain, call Midwest Regional Health Services right away and schedule an appointment with your primary care provider.