Items Tagged ‘pcp’

April 1, 2019

The best doctor that every patient would like to have

By Zumbamom2016 rarevalo

I’m one of the very lucky patient to have Dr. Janet Pregler as my primary physician. She’s been my doctor for over 25 years. She is very smart, a caring individual, a compassionate, and an excellent doctor. I always get an immediate respond from her when I send her a message regarding my medications or […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Janet Pregler, patient stories, pcp, primary care, primary care doctor


How lifestyle changes can improve your health

January 14, 2019

How lifestyle changes can improve your health

By uclahealth uclahealth

We are all at risk for developing health conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer in our lifetimes. In many cases, that risk increases with age alone. But other factors are also at play. Non-modifiable risk factors are things that you cannot change, such as family history, genetic profile, ethnicity and gender. Modifiable risk […]

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Tags: annual physical, exercise, Family Medicine, healthy living, internal medicine, lifestyle changes, pcp, plant-based diet, prevention, preventive care, primary care, primary care physician


Teamwork benefits patients in health care

October 23, 2018

Teamwork benefits patients in health care

By uclahealth uclahealth

Health care today is a complex enterprise, best delivered by a team. And at the head of this team is a primary care physician, or PCP, who acts as head coach. In this important role, PCPs maintain an open and collaborative relationship with their patients. They also coordinate their patients’ care, and manage internal communication […]

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Tags: annual physical, care coordination, Family Medicine, healthy living, pcp, prevention, preventive care, primary care, primary care physician, teamwork, The Checkup, wellness


Improving your health, one physical at a time

August 3, 2018

Improving your health, one physical at a time

By uclahealth uclahealth

As kids, most of us saw a doctor every year for a physical. But come early adulthood? Not so much. While young women often look to an OB/GYN to handle general and reproductive health questions, young men often avoid doctors visits entirely until an illness or injury crops up that requires immediate attention. Years can […]

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Tags: annual physical, Family Medicine, geriatrics, pcp, pediatrics, prevention, preventive care, primary care, primary care physician, The Checkup, UCLA OB/GYN, wellness


Ask the Doctors - I'm healthy. Do I need a yearly physical?

March 14, 2018

Ask the Doctors – I’m healthy. Do I need a yearly physical?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: I’m a 45-year-old man without any major medical problems. Is it worth it for me to get yearly physicals with my primary care doctor? Dear Reader: That’s a difficult question to answer. I have generally encouraged annual physical exams for most of my patients in their 40s and beyond. I schedule more time […]

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Tags: annual physical exams, colonoscopies, Dr. Robert Ashley, mammograms, man, men, men's health, Pap smears, pcp, physical, physical examination, primary care doctor


Looking for a new provider?

February 6, 2018

Looking for a new provider?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Your primary care provider is an important partner for improved health and well-being. Whether you’re looking for your first provider, have changed insurers or have relocated, these tips can help you find one. Primary care providers are often the first call you make when you want to ask a health question. They can: Keep you […]

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Tags: family practice, find a provider, internal medicine, nurse practitioners, pcp, physician referral service, physicians assistant, primary care providers