The Importance of a Primary Care Physician
Having a Medical Emergency?
In a medical emergency, you should immediately go to the nearest emergency room or call 911. But for all other medical attention, your primary care doctor is your first stop.
Your primary care doctor plays an important role in your well-being. Your doctor is your personal physician and partner in helping you stay healthy throughout every stage of life, as well as in diagnosing and treating illnesses and medical conditions that arise.
Primary care doctors diagnose and treat illnesses and injuries and, if you need specialty care, will refer you to a medical specialist. Your primary care doctor will stay informed and involved with any medical treatment you require. For these reasons, it's important to choose the right primary care doctor for you and your family.
At Torrance Memorial IPA, we have three kinds of primary care doctors:
- Internists who treat adults
- Pediatricians who treat children up until the age of 21
- Family Medicine and General practitioners who take care of people of all ages, infancy through senior years
Primary Care Physicians Maintain Involvement in Your Medical Care
Torrance Memorial IPA and Torrance Memorial Medical Center are part of the Torrance Memorial Health System, which enables constant communication between all physicians and health care providers so you have a fully integrated, collaborative care experience. That means if you see a medical specialist or receive treatment at Torrance Memorial or one of our urgent care centers, you can feel confident that your primary care doctor is informed and involved every step of the way so you get the best health care.
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