Your Partner in Health and Wellness
Specially trained to serve as your main doctor over the long term, primary care providers offer preventive care and immunizations. They also identify and treat common medical issues, illnesses and injuries. When necessary, they’ll refer you to a specialist. If you’re being cared for by several specialists, your primary care provider may help to organize and coordinate that care.
Family practitioners, pediatricians, geriatricians and internists are all considered primary care doctors. In addition, some OB/Gyns provide primary care. Physician assistants and nurse practitioners also can serve as primary care providers.