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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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