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The Importance of Building a Relationship with Your Primary Care Physician

The Importance of Building a Relationship with Your Primary Care Physician

A doctor-patient relationship is one of the most important relationships you will have in your lifetime. It is built on honesty and trust during your most vulnerable times and can literally determine the quality of life you’ll live. Building a relationship with your Doctor is not something to take lightly. Because Diamond Physicians does not run through insurance companies, but instead is a concierge medicine model, our primary care physicians in Dallas are able to give their entire focus to their patients, without the stress of trying to see as many patients as possible to hit certain numbers. So, if you are looking for trustworthy doctors who genuinely care about your well-being, you’ve come to the right place.


What is a Primary Care Physician?

First things first, let’s cover the basics. What is a Primary Care Physician and how do they differ from other types of doctors? Your Primary Care Physician is the doctor you visit for routine check-ups/preventive care, immunizations, and for undiagnosed illnesses. They will be the physician who understands your medical history better than anyone else, and will walk beside you throughout your journey of overall health. If your Primary Care Physician diagnoses you with an illness or injury that requires a more specialized approach, they will refer you to a specialist. Specialists can be anyone from a Dermatologist, to a Cancer Specialist and are oftentimes much more costly to visit than a Primary Care Physician, which is why your doctor will refer you to a specialist only if absolutely necessary.
Other types of Specialists include: Immunologists, Cardiologists, Gynecologists, Pediatricians, Podiatrists, Rheumatologists, and many others.


How Do I Build a Strong Relationship with My Primary Care Physician?

Now that we’ve established why having a strong relationship with your doctor is important, let’s take a look at ways that you can actively work to improve it.

Be Honest, Upfront, and Truthful: Let’s Face it. Going to the Doctor is scary. Oftentimes, we find ourselves omitting certain truths when discussing our lives with our doctors out of fear of judgement. At Diamond Physicians, our trained Medical Professionals are here to help you reach optimal health, without judgement, and this can’t be achieved without the whole truth. Also, it’s important to answer all of your doctor’s questions honestly, as certain medications and lifestyle choices can actually put you at risk when combined with certain treatments.


Make the Switch to Concierge Medicine in Dallas

If you’re ready to ditch the insurance companies and learn more about how you can build a great relationship with a Primary Care Physician through Diamond Physician’s Concierge MedicineContact Us Today. A member of our staff will love to help teach you how our model works and get you in contact with a Primary Care Physician Today!