Developing a relationship with a doctor by scheduling a yearly check-up will help keep your body and mind at ease. As your doctor gets to know your health and what is normal for you, it makes it a lot easier and less expensive if you do get sick. For example, if you get regular sinus infections and your doctor knows your history, they can diagnose you more easily without having to do lots of testing.
If you’re not sure how or where to start, just call your neighborhood clinic (see map) and tell the person at the front desk or on the phone that you’re a first time patient looking for an appointment with a primary care provider (primary care providers are just regular doctors). Or call 504HealthNet’s Community Health Workers at 504-507-9112!