NO! Your Primary Care Provider (PCP) does NOT have to be a “Doctor.” Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants are all trained in and capable of providing Primary Care services. Spectrum Medical ensures that all of our providers are individually credentialed with each of the insurance companies with whom we are contracted so each of them may be selected as your PCP. In general, your PCP should be the Spectrum Provider whom you see most often – be it Dr. Rodriguez or Dr. Vanig, our Physician Assistant M. Isabel Brady, or our Nurse Practitioners Judith Bergman, Kate Schaub, Ethan Nguyen or Ari Kravitz.
Primary Care – What and Why?
Primary care plays a crucial role in maintaining and improving one’s overall health and well-being. Despite the growing trend of seeking “Urgent Care” solutions, the importance of establishing a long-term relationship with a primary care provider (PCP) cannot be overstated.