The Importance of a Primary Care Provider for Men

 The Seahawks have an extensive medical staff—and a close partnership with Virginia Mason—so they’re surrounded by health professionals both on and off the field.

But the fact is, some men—okay, most guys—don’t like going to the doctor and often wait until there’s a problem before seeking care.

A much better approach is to have an ongoing relationship with a primary care medical provider. A primary care provider manages your health care over the long term and stays involved when you need a specialist or treatment for a specific condition.

One of the most important things men can do for their health is to see their primary care provider annually for a wellness exam.

You should also schedule an appointment any time your experience new symptoms or changes in your body. Don’t put off discussing something new until your next visit.

So guys, take control of your health and find a primary care provider today. And if you already have one, make an appointment for a wellness exam.

Find a primary care provider.