You don’t have a Primary Care Physician? Who’s looking out for your health?

Between random visits with a doctor and expensive trips, your family’s healthcare can seem a bit fragmented.

That’s because it is! If your family doesn’t have a Primary Care Physician (PCP) established, who do you rely on to know all about your family’s health history? Who do you call when you have a scare but aren’t sure it warrants an ER visit?

Finding a reliable Primary Care Doctor that you trust can be invaluable. Here’s why:

They can treat the whole person…

“As a primary care physician, I get to put all the pieces together; physical and psychological. I am often able to see the bigger picture, while specialties focus on one area.” – Joe Turner, M.D.

They get to know you and build on your health history…

“With each appointment, you get more comfortable and appointments are efficient and effective. Often, your PCP can discover changes in you that you yourself may not have noticed.” – Candy Turner, M.D.

Their knowledge is both broad and acute…

“My days are spent helping people through challenges, often severe cases. Could be restoring health, managing conditions or in some cases preventing conditions. I am also able to refer a trusted specialist whom I work with closely to ensure the best care for my patient.” – John Reckling, M.D.

They have the advantage in early treatment…

“As a patient you may not recognize slow changes to your health as conditions develop over time. However, a physician that you see year after year can have a significant advantage in prevention and treatment of illness.” – Richard Jones, M.D.

Your family doc should know the ins and outs of your family’s health history, making them better equipped to recommend treatment and preventative care. They are also available for non-urgent healthcare needs and management of chronic diseases.

Here’s what to look for when searching for a Primary Care Physician:

  1. Someone you feel comfortable talking with; a good listener who knows all the right questions to ask.
  2. Qualified to practice General and/or Internal Medicine.
  3. Do you require a certain specialty? Many of the physicians at SageWest Medical Group have advanced training in different areas of medicine, such as cardiovascular, diabetes, infections, or even sleep disorders.
  4. Start at the Wind River Clinic! Their doctors provide compassionate, quality preventive and sick care. Their hours are convenient for you, with same day appointments often available to fit your busy schedule.

Services include:

  • Annual exams and screenings
  • Chronic disease management: diabetes, asthma, heart and lung conditions
  • Colds
  • Fevers
  • Other non-urgent healthcare needs

To schedule an appointment at Wind River Clinic, call 307.857.3488 or visit 1005 College View Drive, Riverton.