Get the spring back in your step!

  • 3 February, 2020

Spring has finally sprung. The trees are budding, the flowers are blooming, and sunshine lingers a few more minutes every day. It’s time to shed our winter coats. Spring is a time of renewal, so what better time to feel a sense of revitalization and work with a primary care provider (PCP) to improve and maintain your health!

Whether you suffer from seasonal allergies, need a check-up, or are looking to hit the health refresh button after the winter season, a PCP can help. Here are just a few ways a PCP can help you this spring season:

A PCP can perform a spring check-up
If you haven’t had a check-up in a while, now is the perfect time. Your PCP can help you manage your seasonal allergies, do a full-body check for skin cancer, and make sure you’re “fit as a fiddle” before you enjoy the spring outdoors and warm weather activities. A check-up is a great opportunity to bring up new and ongoing health concerns.

A PCP can refer you to a specialist if needed
If your PCP believes you would benefit from seeing a specialist, he or she can refer you to one – a nutritionist, a dermatologist, a physical therapist, etc. After you see a specialist, your PCP will receive your results so your full health record is all in one place and there is continuity of care.

A PCP can help you with your health goals
Spring is a great time to check-in and assess your progress or get help to recommit yourself to your health goals – or create new ones. A PCP can help you with any of these. As the keeper of your health history, your PCP can look at your records to see where your current health is and suggest strategies to help you reach your health goals. From weight loss and healthy eating to lowering your blood pressure or reducing daily stress, a PCP can help get you on the path you need to be on to achieve your spring health goals.

Looking for a primary care physician? Erlanger primary care physicians in western North Carolina are accepting new patients in Andrews – internal medicine physicians Dr. Dena Snead and Dr. Matthew Snead – and in Hayesville – general practitioner Dr. Karen Davis.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Dena Snead or Dr. Matthew Snead, call 828-321-4510; for Dr. Karen Davis, call 828-389-3608. Erlanger Primary Care Andrews is located at 2751 Business Hwy 19, Andrews, NC. Erlanger Primary Care Hayesville is located at 146 Hwy 64 E., Hayesville, NC. Both locations are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and are closed for lunch from noon to 1 p.m.

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