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Good Samaritan Medical Center

How to find a primary care doctor

One of the most important decisions you can make about your health is choosing a primary care doctor. A primary care doctor is your guide to good health from preventive care to routine and age-related exams to referring you to a specialist, if needed.

It’s best to look for a primary care doctor when you’re healthy. You may also need to choose a new provider if your health insurance changes.

Get tips for finding the right doctor.

Visit our physician directory to choose a doctor.

Communicating with your doctor

Once you’ve chosen a primary care doctor, get the most out of your relationship. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and be open about your health history and concerns. A consistent, honest patient-doctor relationship can prevent health problems and catch issues before they become serious. Your doctor can also help you make lifestyle changes to protect your health going forward. This can save you money on healthcare bills and reduce your overall stress.

Take a doctor-patient communication quiz to learn the best ways to talk with your doctor.

MyChart

When you see one of our primary care doctors, you’ll have access to MyChart, which is a secure online portal for your health information. Through MyChart you can view medical records, see test results, request prescription renewals, manage appointments and send messages to your physician. Online records let you see a picture of your health throughout the year, not just at your checkup.

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