Everyone should have an established relationship with a primary care provider — a physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant who specializes in family medicine, internal medicine, or pediatrics. Primary care providers have a crucial role in helping us manage our health. Through routine check-ups and screenings, they can detect problems early, before they become severe. They prescribe needed medications and help make sure our vaccines are up-to-date. They can connect us with a medical specialist when we need one, guide us on making better decisions about our health to prevent disease, and take care of our non-emergency illnesses.
How do I know what type of primary care provider to chose?
Please follow the links below to find the type of primary provider that’s right for you:
- Family Medicine – specializes in caring for patients of all ages, from newborns to seniors.
- Internal Medicine – specializes in the diagnosis and medical treatment of adults, and sometimes adolescents depending on the provider.
- Pediatrics – specializes in the overall well-being of infants, children, teens and young adults.