Preventative Care

Premier Physician Network providers answer frequently asked questions about preventative care.

How can you work with your provider to use good self-care for your chronic illness?

Working with your doctor to avoid self-sabotage can sometimes be the best way to use self-care for your chronic illness, according to Premier Physician Network (PPN) physicians.

Learning what foods to eat and the types of exercise that can help you is a good first step.

Making small lifestyle changes – like taking small breaks from technology to find a few minutes of mental rest – can make a huge difference.

Become a partner with your physician to help identify areas of your life that you could do better using self-care, and find way to deal with barriers you’re facing.

Talk to your doctor for more information about how they can work with you to help you use better self-care.

Source: Suzanne Bell, MD, Vandalia Family Care; Tracie Bolden, MD, Fairfield Road Physician Offices; Timothy Markus, MD, Dayton Heart Center; Allison Mendenhall, PA-C, Troy Primary Care Physicians; Katrina Paulding, MD, Samaritan North Family Physicians; Breanna Veal, PA-C, Walden Ponds Primary Care: James Halderman, MD, Jamestown Family Medicine; Christopher Lauricella, DO, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Marcus Washington, MD, Premier Health Family Medicine; Ann DeClue, MD, Ann DeClue, MD; Angelia Mickle, DNP, Jamestown Family Medicine; Leelmohan Ravikumar, MD, Troy Primary Care Physicians; Aaron Block, MD, MPH, Franklin Family Practice; Mansi Amin, DO, SureCare Medical Center, Tammy Taylor, DO, The Pediatric Group