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Primary Care Physicians - Why You Need One

Having a primary care physician is critical to your health for many reasons, one being that they can help prevent and catch cancer early. 

There are a few ways to help prevent cancer or find it early, including avoiding tobacco, eating properly, exercising regularly, avoiding unnecessary exposure to radiation, making quality sleep a priority and limiting drinking alcohol, but one of the most important ways is to get regular screening tests done at checkups with your primary care physician. 

Cancer screenings can help reduce the number of people who die from the disease and help detect the presence of cancer before it spreads throughout the body, making treatment easier and more effective.

Wood County Hospital encourages setting up an annual doctor visit. If you don’t have a primary care physician, you can call our referral line for a doctor near you.