Explain why access to primary care is crucial to the overall health of a communit1.docx

Explain why access to primary care is crucial to the overall health of a communit1.docx

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1)Explain why access to primary care is crucial to the overall health of a community. Discuss the concept of gate keeping in primary care. Primary care is the source of diagnostics, treatment, and prevention for a  huge collection of medical conditions. Oftentimes this is established by a  primary care physician, otherwise known as a provider who you can see on a semi-regular basis that becomes familiar with your health history and  your needs. Because you form a relationship with your provider, they can  deal with new ailments in an approach that suits you best. It is not like a  general doctor or a technician at a clinic -- this is not for a treatment of a  "one size fits all" type of approach. When seeing a primary care provider,  they can track the basic things such as blood pressure, allergies, obesity,  vaccinations, diabetes. They can also tend to new conditions that may pop  up, or they can alleviate longer-lasting disorders. Primary care can also  encompass more than one doctor, and can actually become a team of  nurses, specialists, or general care. In summary, primary care is a unit that 
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