Primary Care Services
We are now offering Primary Care services in our Oakwood office Tuesday-Friday from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call us at (770) 532-0800 option 6.
What is a PCP?
A primary care physician, or PCP, is considered your main doctor. They are responsible for dealing with the majority of your health care issues.
What Do PCPs Do?
Your PCP is a generalist and can address most of your healthcare needs. In the event that you have a problem that’s more complex than he/she can manage, your PCP will refer you to an appropriate specialist. This may include a surgeon, a psychiatrist, or a cardiologist, for example.
You’ll go to your PCP for your yearly physical exam and preventative health care. He/she will help you determine any medical concerns you’re at risk for developing in the future. She will also give you advice on ways you might be able to prevent those problems or decrease your risk.
You’ll also go to your PCP for non-emergency problems that arise unexpectedly.
Managing Chronic Conditions
Your primary care provider can also manage most chronic medical problems. Your PCP will help you keep these under control.
In some cases, your PCP may work together with a specialist to manage chronic medical problems.