Nearly half of adults ages 18 to 29 don’t have a primary care physician. While that may seem OK if you’re healthy, having a primary doctor and a supporting network of hospitals and specialists on your side will definitely pay off in the long run. Unlike retail health care services, health care systems, such as Scripps, are patient-centered and the physicians are invested in patients’ health throughout their various stages of life. A doctor who is part of a health system is connected to a network of providers and can act as a point of contact for anything coordinating specialty care to finding out about the latest wellness trends. Learn more about the benefits of having a doctor who’s part of a heath care system here.
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