When you have a minor illness, call your primary care provider first. Your primary care provider is your trusted partner in health care. Call him or her first if you’re not feeling well.
Your primary care provider knows you and understands your health history – so you get personalized, comprehensive care. He or she also works with you to make health care choices that are right for you and coordinate all your care with other providers.
Plus, many primary care offices offer virtual care, same-day appointments and extended hours at night or on weekends.