Why Choose Us
Establishing a relationship with one of our Primary Care Providers (PCP) will provide you and your family with a lifelong personal health advocate. From your child’s first check-up to your grandmother’s annual preventative exam, we partner with your entire family to promote their health and well-being at every stage of life.
Your PCP is your first connection to our very caring and talented providers in SoutheastHEALTH Medical Group. This health care “team” works collaboratively to detect patterns in your health and recommend lifestyle changes to prevent future complications requiring expensive specialty care. For example, simple testing during a visit with your PCP can detect health problems, such as high blood pressure, that may go unnoticed leading to more serious issues later in life.
National research studies conducted have found that patients with a PCP have better:
- Management of chronic diseases
- Lower overall health care costs
- And a higher level of satisfaction with their care
You and your Primary Care Provider (PCP) will work together to reduce your risk for chronic disease. Chronic diseases —including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and cancer— account for some of the most common health problems in the United States, according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Many of these chronic diseases are preventable, as they’re linked to poor diet and lifestyle choices including tobacco use, excessive alcohol consumption, and inadequate physical activity.
The CDC reports some sobering statistics about Americans:
- Chronic diseases are the leading causes of death and disability.
- 70% of annual deaths are due to chronic diseases.
- These preventable conditions not only compromise quality of life, they add to rising health care costs—75% of our health care dollars are devoted to treat these diseases.
- Among adults ages 20 to 74, diabetes remains the leading cause of kidney failure, blindness, and non-traumatic lower-extremity amputations.
Health Risk Assessments
In order to aid your PCP in identifying your risk for chronic disease you can take an online health risk assessment (HRA). Each HRA is a short questionnaire that evaluates your current health-related behaviors and quality of life. Upon completion, your risk for developing certain chronic diseases is calculated and you are provided with a personal report that includes your results and recommendations for next steps.