Resolve to see your doctor in the New Year

January 24, 2022
Aspire Blog - Primary Care Physician (PCP) and patient

Aspire Health Plan wants to support your efforts in improving both your physical and mental health. One of the first things you can do is make an appointment with your primary care physician (PCP). Start the New Year off by scheduling an Annual Wellness Visit in 2022. Make a resolution to see your PCP for this important visit each year around your birthday — then you won’t forget. In addition, Aspire rewards Members for getting their annual wellness visit. Just another great reason to schedule your visit.

Remember, you don’t need to be sick to see your doctor

Studies have shown that visiting a PCP regularly improves management of chronic diseases, increases satisfaction with healthcare, and lowers overall healthcare costs. Your PCP will learn your family and personal medical history to determine what healthcare risk factors you may have so you can develop a personalized plan to address those risks throughout the year. By visiting your PCP early in the year, you will know your recommended preventive screenings, which can then be scheduled throughout the year.

PCPs are partners in your care

Your PCP will coordinate your care with your specialist. By developing a relationship with your PCP and providing him or her with vital medical history, the quality of care you receive will be improved. Your PCP can provide a wide array of health services such as preventive screenings, vaccines, cancer screenings, and chronic condition management. It is important that your PCP be kept informed about your specialist’s care to more easily detect patterns in your health and recommend lifestyle or medication changes to prevent future complications.

We’ll help make it easier for you to see your doctor

Whether you need a ride to your PCP appointment or need someone to see you in your home, Aspire’s Member Advocate team is here to help. Need help scheduling an appointment with your PCP? Would you like a visiting doctor to see you in your home as part of our Health at Home program? Call Member Services at (855) 570-1600, and we will assist you. If you need transportation to your appointment, we can also help. Unhappy with your PCP? Let us find you a new one.

What do you do if you’re ready to see your doctor?

Call your PCP and ask to schedule an Annual Wellness Visit or new patient appointment. Your PCP is listed on your Aspire Health Plan ID card. Call Aspire’s Member Services if you want to change your PCP or would like assistance in scheduling an appointment. Schedule your preventive screenings, such as breast and colon cancer. As your advocate, Aspire Health Plan might remind you about the screenings during the year.

Cheers to a happy, healthy new year! The Aspire Health Plan team is always here to help you manage your health. Check back with us throughout the year for more health and wellness tips.

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