The Many Patient Benefits of Having a Primary Care Doctor

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The Many Patient Benefits of Having a Primary Care Doctor

When it comes to health care, many people focus on specialists — dermatologists, cardiologists, neurologists, and so on. While specialists are vital for treating specific conditions, the role of a primary care doctor cannot be overstated. 

Dr. Dodge offers holistic care—seeking to understand your entire medical history, your lifestyle, and even your emotional well-being, and offering a personalized and comprehensive approach to your health needs.

At Aletheia Integrative in Lincoln, Nebraska, Board-certified family medicine physician Jaime Dodge, MD is committed to the principle that effective health care begins with a robust primary care system. That's why our approach is grounded in comprehensive, ongoing care that extends far beyond the moment you leave our facility. 

When you walk through the doors of Aletheia Integrative Medical, you're not just another patient; you're a valued individual deserving of customized, attentive healthcare. 

Building rapport and trust

One of the essential benefits of having a primary care doctor is the building of rapport and trust. Dr. Dodge gets to know you, your lifestyle, your health care goals, and your medical history— all of which helps him create a health care approach tailored to your individual needs. It’s reasons such as these that having a primary care provider is shown to improve quality of care

At Aletheia Integrative Medical, we place high value on the patient-doctor relationship. We believe that the more comfortable you are with your physician, the more open you are about your symptoms and concerns, which leads to more effective care.

Continuity of care

Continuity of care is an often-overlooked benefit of having a primary care doctor. Instead of disjointed episodes of care from various providers, your primary care physician offers a consistent, integrated health care journey. They are the stewards of your medical history, and they ensure that nothing falls through the cracks.

With Aletheia Integrative Medical’s commitment to integrative health care, we underscore the importance of seamless, continuous care. Our state-of-the-art electronic health records enable us to maintain updated, real-time data on every patient, ensuring that you receive the most current and specialized care.

Preventative services

Your primary care doctor is often the first line of defense when it comes to preventing health issues. From routine exams to regular screenings, they ensure you're up-to-date on all preventive measures tailored to your age, gender, and medical history.

In line with our philosophy at Aletheia Integrative Medical, we believe that prevention is better than cure. Our health care approach leans heavily on evidence-based preventive measures, geared toward nipping potential issues in the bud before they escalate into more significant problems.

Coordinated specialty care

When you need a specialist's intervention, your primary care physician at Aletheia Integrative Medical guides you through the referral process. They coordinate with specialists, ensuring that all health care providers involved in your care are on the same page. This eliminates duplication of tests, reduces conflicting prescriptions, and ensures a more cohesive approach to treating your health concerns.

Patient education and empowerment

An excellent primary care doctor doesn't just treat you; they educate you. They help you understand your medical conditions, the implications of your lifestyle choices, and how to manage symptoms at home.

At Aletheia Integrative Medical we strive to give you the tools to take charge of your own health, making you an active participant in your wellness journey.

Your primary care doctor is your health care advocate, educator, and coordinator. In an increasingly complex health care landscape, having a trusted primary care physician is more critical than ever. 

To learn more about our services, call our Lincoln, Nebraska office or book online today. Choose to be a part of Aletheia Integrative Medical’s health care family, where we put you first and offer you an integrative, comprehensive and personalized approach to care that serves your individual needs.