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What are the benefits of a primary care physician (PCP)?

It is important to have a primary care physician (PCP) because getting annual physicals and tests is key in sustaining health and preventing disease. Having a PCP who can coordinate care is vital to good health. A PCP typically specializes in family medicine, internal medicine or general practice.

To find a PCP, people can visit their insurance carrier's website, look for the “find a doctor” area and follow the instructions.

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