Primary Care

Primary care physicians – those who focus on family or internal medicine – are called the “gatekeepers” to the health care system. They are the first doctors you see as a newborn and they guide you through life, referring you to specialists or for blood or diagnostic imaging tests when needed. They are always kept in the loop even when you visit these other doctors so they can continue to best manage your overall health. As the nation’s health focus shifts to keeping us healthy and out of the hospital, primary care physicians become even more important partners, helping you with nutrition, chronic and acute health issues, behavioral health concerns, exercise and other important steps in your quest to stay healthy.

Featured Posts in Primary Care

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The Bottom Line on Back Pain

Back pain is one of the most common reasons people seek medical attention. In fact, nearly 8 out of 10 people experience back pain at some point in their lives.

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Are Annual Physicals Optional If You Feel Good?

You feel good, you don’t smoke, and nothing aches or creaks when you stand up. You don’t need an annual physical, right?

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Playing Through the Pain of a ‘Bruised Brain’

Hard. That’s what the ball felt like when it smacked high on my forehead, higher than it really should have, higher than I wanted it to. It went flying up to the forward who took it up field, but it instantly made me feel horrible.

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Protect Your Skin

One in five Americans will get skin cancer in their lifetime. Learn how to prevent this from happening to you.

The Bottom Line on Back Pain

Back pain is one of the most common reasons people seek medical attention. In fact, nearly 8 out of 10 people experience back pain at some point in their lives.

Six Tips to Keep Dad Healthy This Father’s Day

However you choose to celebrate Father's Day this year, do your dad a favor by passing along these six tips and resources to keep him healthy all summer!

A Father’s Message to His Newborn Son

While so much of pregnancy and the newborn stage is focused on Mom, this Father’s Day, we want to share a beautiful, inspiring, straight-from-the-heart message from a father to his newborn son, Lucas.

Are Annual Physicals Optional If You Feel Good?

You feel good, you don’t smoke, and nothing aches or creaks when you stand up. You don’t need an annual physical, right?