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The Best Healthcare Starts with Advanced Primary Care

Wednesday, November 06, 2019 11:35 AM

Millions of people enroll in health plans during the several-week Open Enrollment period every fall. The Open Enrollment window gives them the opportunity to sign up for the health plan that’s best for them. When choosing the best healthcare partner for you and your family, ask if they offer Advanced Primary Care.

Advanced Primary Care

Advanced Primary Care integrates the latest genetic testing into everyday care for patients, turning a routine checkup into a portal to your future health. NorthShore University HealthSystem is the only provider offering this type of care in Chicagoland. 

The Advanced Primary Care physicians at NorthShore can look into a patient’s unique genetic profile and identify potential risks for cancer, cardiac or neurological issues, and more. From there, they work with the patient and an entire network of specialists to create a personalized treatment plan that will precisely target illness at its earliest stages.

Prior to your annual physical, you may be asked to complete the Genetic and Wellness Assessment. This questionnaire asks you about your personal or family history of certain medical conditions. Based on your responses, your physician may recommend a referral to one of our Personalized Medicine clinics or recommend you have certain lab tests performed in order to find out additional information related to your DNA. This information would then be used to create a customized care and treatment plan based on your unique genetic characteristics and health history.

During this year’s Open Enrollment, we know you have many options for your healthcare. Consider choosing a health plan that includes Advanced Primary Care.