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Primary Care

Providing relationship-based primary care to help our patients live healthier lives

Our primary care physicians are dedicated to treating you as a whole person, not just as an illness or a disease that needs to be managed. By developing ongoing relationships with their patients, our providers are able to provide integrated, holistic healthcare for patients of every age and gender.

Primary care medicine serves patients in their acute, chronic, and preventive medical needs.

Preventive medicine

Our providers are committed to keeping you healthy for the long haul. Primary care doctors can provide proactive, preventive treatment by:

  • Performing routine check-ups, health screenings, and assessments
  • Keeping you up-to-date on your vaccines
  • Monitoring changes in your health over time
  • Providing personalized counseling to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle
  • Performing physicals for school or sports

Chronic Care Management

When you have a chronic condition, you need consistent, ongoing medical care. A primary care doctor serves as your medical home and coordinates your care with other specialists.

  • Cholesterol
  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • ADD and ADHD
  • High blood pressure
  • Thyroid issues
  • Diabetes
  • Reflux
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Insomnia
  • Sleep Apnea

Acute care

When you’re sick or hurt, you need medical care right away. Your primary care doctor can treat acute care issues such as fever, flu, sinus infections, and injuries. And if your primary care doctor isn’t available immediately, you can see one of our other partner providers for urgent care at your medical home.

Need a primary care physician?
We can help you choose a physician that meets your needs and fits your schedule. Contact us for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a primary care physician?

Our primary care physicians (PCPs) are similar to coaches because they direct and coordinate all aspects of your health care – physical, emotional and mental. They listen to your questions, assess symptoms, recommend treatment approaches, prescribe medication and refer you to the proper specialist when needed.

Do I need a primary care physician?

Absolutely! Our primary care physicians will get to know you, your history, and your family health history. Building a long-term relationship with one of our primary care physicians can translate to major health benefits over your lifetime, such as lower overall health costs, a decrease in hospital and ER visits, and better management of chronic diseases.

How often should I see my primary care physician if I consider myself to be in overall good health?

You should see your primary care physician at least once a year. Annual visits are an excellent way to manage your health. Additionally, many health insurance plans classify an annual physical as preventative care, and some plans cover these services at no charge.

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