Coordination with Your Insurance or Medicare
Your doctor’s office understands the intricacies of the medical billing industry, whether that’s through private insurance or public health programs like Medicare. Office staff can help you understand things like copays and what services are covered under your plan.
Education and Awareness
In addition to treatment, your primary care provider is also a source for information about your chronic health condition(s). After all, the best way to keep issues under control (or prevent them all together) is through education.
Your doctor should be a resource for good health promotion, to not only to keep you well but to also keep your personal health care costs down.
Your doctor understands that your individual risk factors affect your chances of developing other chronic issues, such as cardiovascular disease or cancers like breast cancer or colorectal cancer.
If your doctor suspects something is not right, or that you may be at risk for certain chronic diseases, he or she will take the initiative and engage in chronic disease prevention measures.