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Resolution: Find a health expert who helps me achieve my goals

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As we turn the calendar to 2017, it’s not uncommon for people to make a few personal goals or resolutions for the New Year. Maybe you’re ready to make a big life change this year and write a detailed list of the steps you will need to take to meet your goal. Or maybe your resolution is more of a mindset shift and you jot down a thought on a post-it note. 

Whether a detailed list, or a post-it note, your resolution may involve getting or staying healthy in the New Year. According to The Nielsen Company, the top resolutions for 2015 were to stay fit and healthy and lose weight. The first step to reaching this goal is finding a health expert who can help. 

UnityPoint Clinic providers serve many different roles in your care. A primary care provider is the doctor, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner who you choose to be your partner in managing your well-being. Your primary care provider is someone who you can count on in any stage in life to help you with routine screenings and managing conditions such as colds, flus or rashes. Your primary care provider also helps manage long-term conditions such as diabetes or heart disease. In a situation when you need to see a specialist, your primary care provider can help coordinate that care for you. UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine locations are conveniently located in Dubuque on Pennsylvania Ave, in Peosta, and Cascade

Urgent Care clinics are available to treat minor illnesses and injuries when your primary care provider isn’t available.  Urgent care clinics are open daily, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m, providing convenient daytime, evening, and weekend hours. In the event you are not able to schedule to an appointment with your primary care provider, urgent care clinics offer walk-in care without an appointment.  

During the course of your care, you may be recommended for a follow up visit with a specialist.  A specialist is a medical professional who has specific training in a particular area.  UnityPoint Clinic cardiology, spine, urology, orthopedics and sports medicine specialists see patients in the Dubuque area. Whether referred by a primary care provider, urgent care clinic, or ER, a specialist will also help you reach your health goals.  The specialist will coordinate your care with your primary care physician to ensure all of your health goals are being met. 

UnityPoint Clinic providers are ready to be your partners and help you along your health care journey.  Having a health expert on your side can make achieving your health and wellness goals a reality in 2017. To find a doctor, visit unitypoint.org/resolution.