August 30, 2016

My Healthy Life Podcast: Episode 3 – Need a Doc? Your Health Starts with Primary Care

We’re kicking off a five-part series called PRIME — where we’re discussing primetime healthcare information in 20 minutes or less. This episode’s buzzwords are primary care, population health, medical home and family medicine — terms that are worth knowing.

In this episode of My Healthy Life, we’re encouraged to think about our goals. Ask yourself: Where do I want to be one month from now? One year? Five years? Now think about the things you need to accomplish those goals. Now add primary care to that list. Why primary care?


Episode 3 – Need a Doc? Your Health Starts with Primary Care

 

In our last episode, we talked about options for emergency care. While not all emergencies can be avoided, primary care is the foundation to a life-long state of physical, mental and emotional well-being—what we mean when we say Be Well, Get Well, Stay Well.

Blog Poulton_Timothy_MDIn this episode, Dr. Timothy Poulton, family medicine doctor with Leicester Community Health Center (formerly Mission My Care Plus Leicester) shares his expertise and passion for family medicine, and the exciting things happening in the world of primary care today that are transforming the ways we access and receive care for our everyday and long-term health. He asks us to think about our goals — not just for our personal wellness, but in life. We know that outside of the doctor’s office, you are more than a patient—you are relied on as a family member, colleague, caregiver, friend and more. And you can rely on primary care to support you, and connect you with the right resources to achieve your goals.

Need a doc? Your health starts with primary care! Be Well with Mission Health — embark on your wellness journey today, mission-health.org/primarycare.


Because healthcare can be complex, we help break it down in 20 minutes or less.

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