Making an appointment to see your primary care physician is the first step in taking control of your health, but in order to get the most out of your visit, you must build a relationship with your physician. Building a relationship with your physician starts by talking with them. Here are five topics to bring up at your next routine office visit.
Texas A&M College of Medicine and DeTar Hospital in Victoria have received accreditation for a Family Medicine Residency Program that will train more primary care physicians for South Texas.
Texas A&M Health Science Center is heeding the call to fill the overwhelming primary care gap, not only by producing more primary care physicians and working with partners where possible to develop new residency programs or expand existing ones, but also by extending health care teams through educational programs in nursing and pharmacy and empowering patients through targeted research and outreach programs.
This year, participants in employer-based health plans are likely to see an additional incentive for an annual physical, as provisions in the Affordable Care Act have made it easier for employers to encourage employee health by subsidizing premiums for those who engage in healthy living habits. But that shouldn’t be the only reason you visit the doctor this year.
Two Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health professors, Yan Hong, Ph.D. and Marcia Ory, Ph.D., along with several others, recently published an article online in the Journal of Medical Internet Research Mhealth and Uhealth on the use of mobile devices by primary care physicians and their patients.