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COVID-19 Update

Due to interest in the COVID-19 vaccines, we are experiencing an extremely high call volume. Please understand that our phone lines must be clear for urgent medical care needs. We are unable to accept phone calls to schedule COVID-19 vaccinations at this time. When this changes, we will update this website. Our vaccine supply remains limited. Read all COVID-19 Vaccine Information.

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Primary Care

Even if you are healthy, a primary care physician plays a very important role in making sure you stay that way. A primary care physician is skilled in preventing, diagnosing, treating and managing diseases as well as encouraging disease prevention and screening and promoting well-being. During regular, annual checkups, a primary care physician can:

  • Provide the medical support needed to reduce or avoid emergency room visits.
  • Identify illnesses that present without symptoms, such as high blood pressure, diabetes and/or high cholesterol.
  • Educate you on health issues.
  • Answer questions you may have about your health.
  • Collaborate with specialists as needed.
  • Evaluate your family history and identify illnesses you may be susceptible to.
  • Prevent, screen and monitor conditions for which you may be at risk.
  • Organize your medical history using an electronic medical record.
  • Track and interpret your test results.

Johns Hopkins Community Physicians has primary care and family medicine specialists in Howard County, including Fulton and Columbia.

Or find a Howard County primary care physician here.

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