The Role of Your Primary Care Physician or Personal Doctor

Your Primary Care Physician (PCP)1 or personal doctor is the most important part of your health care team. With a comprehensive understanding of your medical history and conditions, your PCP will be your partner in everyday, preventive care, as well as the coordinator of any specialized care you may need.

Your PCP should be your advocate, no matter what your health needs. He or she collaborates with our team of trusted specialists to be sure you’re getting the care you need. This allows your PCP to ensure good communication and coordination among all the providers involved in your care.

Before you seek specialty care, be sure to contact us so we can arrange any specialty care you may need. If you have a request for medical care services outside of our group, you should discuss this option with your PCP. He or she will work with you to make a decision, keeping accessibility, timeliness, cost and quality of care in mind.

1While not all of our plans require that you choose a PCP, having one is a great way to make the most of your Horizon BCBSNJ coverage.