Living the Primacy Life

By: Alison Dunn Jan 11, 2010

These days, it’s hard to know who to trust when it comes to your health. Sure, you can find plenty of information out there on the Internet, but who’s to say what’s accurate and what’s not?

When you think about where to get health information, you probably think about your family doctor. As your primary caregiver, your doctor is the one who knows your medical history, your lifestyle and a whole lot of other facts about you.

But where do you go when you can’t go to your doctor? That was the question we asked ourselves here at Primacy, and the answer was, well, we just didn’t know. And, as Canada’s largest medical management company, we figured if we didn’t know, you probably didn’t either.

We thought it was time to change all that. Considering Primacy has more than 70 Medical Clinic locations in 10 provinces, that means Primacy Medical Clinics are the practice location for more than 400 family physicians in Canada servicing approximately two million patient visits per year! That number is pretty outstanding, so it stood to reason that with access to all those doctors and all those patients, we might have learned a thing or two about delivering solid health information to Canadians.

To top it off, we already had a comprehensive online directory of both our clinics and of health care providers in Canada, including chiropractors, physiotherapists, naturopaths and much more. If people came online to look for these things, why couldn’t we offer them some health information at the same time?

But why stop there? There’s more to our health than just learning about heart disease, diabetes and cancer. There’s proper nutrition, fitness, mental health and even financial health. To be truly healthy, shouldn’t we know as much as we can about these areas too?

Thus, Primacy Life was born. We want to give Canadians a reliable resource to achieve optimal health. Our team of journalists and expert contributors want to be your primary source of accurate and engaging health, nutrition and lifestyle information. We want to get you the information you need, when you need it, in a way that doesn’t put you to sleep. (Unless, of course, you want information on how to get to sleep!)

The end result is the site you see today. It’s Primacy Life, and we want to make it part of your life. Have a look around, browse some of the articles, and feel free to drop me a line by clicking the contact button below to let me know what you think. Want us to write about a certain topic? Send me those ideas too. After all, this is about helping all of us achieve optimal health and wellness in every area of our life.

Welcome to Primacy Life. Let’s make it the best life.

A journalist with more than 10 years experience, Alison’s work has appeared in a number of top Canadian publications, including glow, Oxygen, Canadian Running and more. She is the former editor of a number of well-respected Canadian and American trade journals and recipient of a Kenneth R. Wilson Gold Award of Excellence in feature article writing. She is a part-time faculty member at Sheridan College’s journalism department, as well as an avid runner and fitness enthusiast.