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Why You Should Make Time to See Your Doctor for Regular Checkups

August 09, 2023

The right doctor can have a big impact on your well-being. Learn why having a primary care doctor — and making time to see them regularly — is one of the best things you can do for your health. 

Why you should have a primary care doctor

Think of your primary care doctor (also known as a primary care physician, or PCP) as your ally in your health. They serve as your main doctor and should be your first stop when you need care. When you see the same primary care doctor over time, they can:


The power of checkups

Even if you feel healthy, regular checkups can make a difference. That’s because checkups give your doctor the chance to catch health problems early, before they become more serious. They can also help you stay on track with good habits that will keep you feeling your best. Talk to your doctor about how often you need regular checkups. 

Make time for better health

Take a moment to schedule a checkup with your PCP today. If you don’t have a PCP, use the Find Care feature to find the right one for you in your plan’s network. You can search based on your health history, office location, quality ratings, and cost. Once you find one you like, call them to schedule an appointment.

Check your plan details to see how your plan covers checkups. If you have questions or would like extra help finding a PCP, you can call Member Services at the number on your ID card or chat with us in the SydneySM Health app or at

Find care now

*If you believe you are having a life-threatening emergency or your health is in serious jeopardy, call 911 immediately. 
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