If you’re generally healthy, seeing a doctor may only cross your mind if you get sick. When that happens, the ParTNers Health & Wellness Center in the Tennessee Tower is a convenient option. But did you know the ParTNers Center can serve as your primary care provider?
If you don’t have a PCP or if you’re thinking about making a change, consider one of our board-certified family nurse practitioners, Dave Flecksteiner, BS, MS, MSN, FNP-BC, or Cathy Spencer, BSN, MSN, FNP-BC. Both are accepting patients who need a PCP.
Studies show that people who have a PCP are happier with their health care than people who don’t. But that's not the only advantage of having a PCP.
People who have a PCP tend to:
Be happier with their health care
Catch problems early, before they become severe
Spend less time in the hospital
Spend less money on medical expenses
Have better overall health and wellness
A key part of a PCP’s job is to get to know you and develop a relationship with you. A PCP treats you when you’re feeling under the weather or suffer a minor injury. A PCP also provides care to help you stay healthy, including:
Annual physicals and biometric screenings
Preventive care screenings and referrals
Help with chronic conditions
Coordinating care with any specialists you see
Basic women’s care including Pap smears
Behavioral health care/counseling
Here’s a bonus: As your PCP, ParTNers Center staff can help ensure you earn your 2022 wellness incentives. They know how the Partners for Health/ActiveHealth wellness program works, and can walk you through the steps you need to take to earn incentives.
As a reminder, your 2022 plan year wellness incentives include a cash reward for getting:
A biometric screening
Certain preventive screenings recommended by your provider (mammogram, colonoscopy, pap smear, etc.)
Disease and lifestyle coaching
Remember, most preventive care services are 100% covered by your state health plan with no out-of-pocket costs. Call the ParTNers Center at 615-741-1709 today.
Sources: Reuters, Cleveland Clinic