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CDC Sees More Patients Visiting Primary Care Providers for Preventive Healthcare

In a sign that more people are recognizing the benefits of regular preventive medical care for avoiding unnecessary illness, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the number of patients visiting primary healthcare providers for routine medical exams is on the rise. In fact, in the decade between the beginning of 2001 and end of 2010, the rate of preventive patient visits to family care practices such as Dale Mabry Primary Care rose by about 5 percent to a total of almost 20 percent of all patient visits.