Most of us know that primary care doctors treat aches, pains, and colds. But these are just a few areas primary care doctors treat in a broad field of expertise.
Primary care doctors:
- care for most diseases except very uncommon or unusual ones;
- offer counseling;
- and monitor your health against your lifestyle goals over time, something called health promotion.
We also educate patients about preventing chronic diseases, like limiting sugar if you have pre-diabetes or increasing your physical activity if you’re at higher risk for heart disease.