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How often should adults see a primary care physician?

Healthy adults should see their primary care physician once a year. A person who has multiple chronic medical problems, new ongoing concerns or is taking medications that need to be titrated should see the doctor on a more regular basis. For example, a person who has diabetes should see the doctor every three months in order to monitor and obtain adequate blood glucose levels.

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