If you need a primary care doctor in Chicago, Illinois, or the surrounding area, turn to Jovive Health. Our experienced providers proudly offer a wide array of family medicine services, including preventive visits, chronic condition visits, travel medicine, preoperative exams, minor medical procedures, and specialist referrals.
What Is Primary Care?
If you’ve never had a primary care physician before, you may be unsure what primary care is and what benefits it offers. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines primary care as “a model of care that supports first-contact, accessible, continuous, comprehensive, and coordinated person-focused care.”
Primary care is different than urgent care (also referred to as “immediate care” or “express care”). While the main goal of urgent care is to treat acute illnesses and injuries (ones that develop suddenly), the goal of primary care is instead to manage a patient’s overall health and any chronic (ongoing) conditions that they may have.
During annual checkups, your primary care provider will get to know you and learn about your personal and family medical histories, your daily habits, and any challenges that you currently face. Then, they’ll draw on that information to provide you with medical advice that’s designed to help you achieve your health goals.
Meet With a Primary Care Physician
Now’s the time to take advantage of all the benefits that a primary care provider can offer. Contact Jovive Health today to schedule an appointment with one of the primary care doctors at our Chicago, IL, clinic. We’re open every day of the week with extended hours for your convenience.