A family medicine provider is the doctor or nurse practitioner that you consistently visit for your primary care needs. They are your advocate for preventing illness and injury, and your first line of defense when diagnosing and treating a health condition. Choosing and establishing a relationship with a primary care provider is important for these reasons:
- They help keep you healthy by recommending health screenings that are appropriate for you. A provider that knows you well may catch issues earlier and can help you manage your health.
- They provide whole person care, and in many cases, they care for you throughout your entire life.
- They look at your health history to ensure you receive the right care.
- They can provide referrals and help coordinate specialty care.
Your family medicine provider is here for you for every stage of life.
You’ll find clinics in 7 communities.
Primary Care Needs
- Well child care
- Sports physicals
- Yearly physical exams for adults and children
- Preventative screenings and tests
- Worker’s compensation evaluation and treatment
- Minor in-office procedures: treatment for lacerations, removal of skin tags/warts or foreign objects
- Evaluation and specialist referrals
- Wound Care
- Nutrition Counseling