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Examining the importance of a good primary-care physician
Los Altos Town Crier

Selecting a good primary-care physician is one of the best things you can do for your health. Think of your primary-care physician as a partner focused on keeping you healthy for life. This is the person who knows your personal health history and schedules routine screening tests that frequently help prevent and detect diseases such as heart attack, cancer and diabetes.

A primary-care doctor is more than just the person you call when you feel ill or suffer an injury. He or she follows the latest research on disease risk factors and can tell you how to lower your individual risk.

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