What Are the Pros and Cons of Working with My Local PCP? - Tiger Medical Institute

What Are the Pros and Cons of Working with My Local PCP?

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“True health care reform cannot happen in Washington. It has to happen in our kitchens, in our homes, in our communities. All health care is personal.” ~ Mehmet Oz

Why Work With a Primary Care Doctor?

Everyone loves to work with specialist doctors. This is due to the perceived value of going to someone who only works on the thing you are struggling with and the confidence it evokes.

The problem with the healthcare system is that it does not work that way.

Before seeing a specialist, you must know a generalist who can refer you to specialists.

This article explains the following three points:

  1. The pros of working with a primary care doctor.
  2. The cons of working with a primary care doctor.
  3. When it makes sense to work with Tiger Medical.

Pros of Working With A Primary Care Doctor

Working with your local primary care doctor has both pros and cons. Some of the advantages are:

1. Accessibility

Your local primary care doctor is likely to be easily accessible to you, both geographically and in terms of scheduling.

You can typically make an appointment and see your doctor within a reasonable timeframe.

2. Familiarity

If you have been seeing the same doctor for a while, they will be familiar with your medical history, lifestyle, and ongoing health concerns. This can be beneficial when making informed decisions about your health and well-being.

3. Comprehensive Care

Primary care doctors are trained to provide comprehensive patient care. This means that they can address a wide range of health issues, from minor illnesses to chronic conditions.

4. Coordination of Care

Your primary care doctor can see your care coordinator, working with other healthcare providers and specialists to ensure that you receive appropriate and effective treatment.

Cons of Working With a Primary Care Doctor

However, there are also some disadvantages to working with a local primary care doctor, including:

1. Limited Expertise

Primary care doctors have a broad range of knowledge, but they may not have specialized expertise in certain areas of medicine. If you have a complex or rare condition, you may need to see a specialist.

2. Busy Schedules

Primary care doctors are often in high demand, resulting in long wait times for appointments and limited time for in-person visits.

3. Insurance Restrictions

Depending on your insurance plan, you may be limited in choosing primary care doctors. This can be particularly problematic if you have a specific doctor you want to see, but they are not in your network.

4. Limited Availability

In some areas, there may be a shortage of primary care doctors, making it challenging to find a doctor accepting new patients or who can see them promptly.

Ultimately, the decision to work with a local primary care doctor will depend on your individual needs and preferences, as well as the availability of doctors in your area. Additionally, there are times when working with a specialty clinic like Tiger Medical makes sense.

When to Work with a Specialty Clinic

Tiger Medical Insitute is a specialty medical clinic focused on advanced restorative medicine. Our focus is on the driven professional who has achieved success but feels their health has been compromised and wants to get ahead of any severe issues proactively.

Tiger employs a three-step process with each patient that has proven to work repeatedly in resolving underlying causes of common symptoms. These symptoms keep you from showing up as the best version of yourself.

Here is how Tiger Medical helps:

  1. Test for underlying mechanisms driving your symptoms.
  2. Customize treatment and lifestyle changes specifically for your health condition.
  3. Partner with your Tiger doctor and health coach to implement the plan for a year!

Tiger Medical employs advanced tests to view your health profile comprehensively. You complete a health history survey, and one of our doctors will review, interview, and customize your testing based on what they learn about you.

From test results, we customize your health recovery path. You then enter into the Tiger Medical process that generates results consistently over time.

You can go here to learn from previous Tiger clients how our approach worked for them!

Lastly, it is essential to understand Tiger Medical is not primary care. Our recommendation is you always have a local primary care doctor that you work with and augment their care with a specialty clinic like Tiger.

Your Next Best Steps

If, based on the information you have reviewed here on our website, you feel Tiger Medical is a good fit, then the next best step is to go here to book a call with a Tiger Professional.

In this first call, the meeting is about learning your history, struggles, and goals. This is a valuable assessment process that aids you in deciding if one of Tiger’s programs works to meet your needs.

We want to ensure that you are a good fit for our program and that our Tiger team can help you resolve your challenges.

It’s time to make yourself patient number one and embrace self-care.

The first step in that process is to meet with us to learn how!

Our team at Tiger Medical has the experience, clinical skills, and coaching acumen to help you get your health and energy back.

To talk to one of our professionals, click here to schedule your call!

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