Establishing a relationship with a primary care physician is an essential part of your health care routine. In doing so, your physician will become familiar with your personal medical history, family medical history and your medication list. You will learn about preventative care, get treated for acute illness quickly, and be sent to a specialist when needed. Family physicians provide both immediate and routine day-to-day health care services, including diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses for patients of all ages. Family physicians also provide preventive and health maintenance services, gynecological services, minor surgery and urgent care.
When you're ready to select your primary care physician, visit the Find a Physician section of our site or call 859.313.2255 in the Central & Eastern area of Kentucky or 502.587.4011 in the Louisville area.
Your primary care physician is your personal health advocate and helps you manage your health care. Not only do primary care doctors specialize in diagnosing and managing a wide range of health issues, they also teach you about prevention and wellness. Establishing a long-term relationship with your primary care physician gives your doctor the opportunity to become familiar with your medical history, which can be invaluable during a health crisis.