We all know avoiding maintenance on your car can lead to serious, costly repairs later on.

“Much as you wouldn’t drive your car for 100,000 miles without changing the oil, you wouldn’t want to live the next 20 years of your life without seeing a provider, getting a vaccination, having your cholesterol checked and talking about your smoking,” said Dr. Greg Feero, a longtime family medicine physician at MaineGeneral’s Four Seasons Family Practice in Fairfield.

“Eventually you will need a lot of care – and it will cost more – just like that unmaintained car,” Feero said. “Regular, routine care could help you avoid aggravation, lost work and keep you healthy.”

Primary care – or family medicine – is a collaborative team approach. Each member of the primary care team draws on his or her specialized skills and expertise to best serve the patient. Each patient is treated as an individual, and is a true partner in his or her health.

Regular visits with your primary care provider can help keep you healthy. Don’t delay those regular visits.

Several of MaineGeneral Health’s primary-care practices in the Kennebec Valley are accepting new patients. To learn more, please call 1-855-4MGHINFO (1-855-464-4463).

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