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Jun 20, 2024

Primary care is personal. In this conversation, Katie Doggett, NP, primary care provider with Our Lady of Lourdes Physician Group, discusses the importance of primary care and the role of a primary care provider (PCP) in managing and preventing illnesses. 

Doggett provides primary care for patients at Our Lady of Lourdes Physician Group Family Medicine at Sunset, Louisiana, near where she grew up in Carencro. 

She emphasizes that everyone needs a PCP, even when you're healthy. Just because you aren't sick doesn't mean you don't need primary care. Providers help identify and address disease processes earlier through annual wellness screenings.  

Doggett also highlights the benefits of establishing a relationship with a primary care provider, such as better access to care, improved communication between healthcare providers and the ability to prevent further disease progression. She encourages patients to be active participants in their healthcare and to make use of tools like MyChart for easy communication with their healthcare team. 

Key moments:

  • Why a Primary Care Relationship Matters – 5:53
  • Surprising Services Your Primary Care Provider Offers – 6:23
  • Making Primary Care Connections Seamless – 8:36
  • Convenient Healthcare: Video Visits – 13:49
  • Take Charge: Proactive Healthcare Management – 18:57
  • Close to Home: Katie's Story About Her Dad’s Health – 20:54

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