Compass Blog #015_By Maeve J
No matter your specific health needs, having a primary care doctor is critical for your long-term
health and longevity. In fact, multiple studies show that people who have a primary care doctor
live longer, healthier lives than those who don’t. Unfortunately, more than a third of adults in
America don’t see a primary care doctor once a year. Don’t be part of that number- Here are
four ways that receiving comprehensive, primary care at Compass Community Health benefits
1. Acute Illnesses and Injuries
Most of us see our primary care doctor if we suddenly get sick with the flu or get an injury that
needs more than a small bandage. Life throws a lot of things our way that we can’t foresee, and
your primary care doctor is there to respond when you need care!
2. Preventative Care
Not only can your doctor address acute illnesses and injuries, they also provide preventative
care. They provide screenings, immunizations, and look into your personal lifestyle, diet, family
history, and more in order to help keep certain diseases from ever reaching you. It is easier to
prevent a disease than to treat it once it hits, and your doctor knows best how to prevent
disease, so go see your doctor for preventative care!
3. Long-Term Care
If you have an ailment that requires long-term care, your primary care doctor can walk that
journey with you. Compass primary care providers are dedicated to getting to know your specific health situation, needs, and history to best support you in your healing and/or symptom-
Your health is not only in your doctor’s hands. For most people, your health and longevity is first
and foremost in your own hands, and your doctor can come alongside you with education on
disease prevention, injury care, advice on diet, exercise, and lifestyle, and more that is tailored
specifically to you.
Primare care at Compass Community Helath is comprehensive, meaning that it provides a well-
get an idea of what your first appointment with Compass would likely look like! Is insurance an
obstacle for you? Learn more about getting help health insurance.
Compass Community Health is here to help.
Reach out today!
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-Address: 1634 11th St, Portsmouth, OH 45662