Who is my primary care?

  • A medical doctor who is often your first medical contact.
  • Family doctors give annual physicals, and can help you with a range of medical issues.
  • They can send you to a specialist when needed.
  • You may talk to your family doctor during cancer treatment for other health concerns or to help you manage your cancer symptoms.
  • Your family doctor may also be involved in your follow-up care once you have finished cancer treatment.

Why use a primary care?

  • Anyone can self-refer (send themselves) to a family doctor.
  • Your family doctor is often the first medical contact when there is any medical concern or question.