Preventative Care

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

Why is self-care important with chronic illnesses?

Self-care is important for chronic illnesses because being healthy and living well doesn’t just come from your time in a doctor’s office or the medication you take, according to Premier Physician Network (PPN) physicians.

Self-care means knowing what activities and lifestyle choices you need to do to help be the healthiest you can be.

It also means knowing your limitations and when to take a step back. You have to be sure you’re not putting yourself in a risky situation.

If you focus on good self-care, you can avoid costly hospitalizations and emergency department visits that would otherwise be more frequent, according to the American Academy of Family PhysiciansOff Site Icon (AAFP).

Talk to your doctor for more information about why self-care is important for chronic illnesses.

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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