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

  • Cough, Sniffle, Sneeze, Repeat

Cough, Sniffle, Sneeze, Repeat

When you have a cold and want immediate relief, how do you know what to take?
  • Zika Virus and Pregnancy

Zika Virus and Pregnancy, The 5 Things You Need to Know

In the wake of the possible outbreak of the Zika virus in central and South America, learn the top things you need to know if you are pregnant and have recently traveled to these areas.
  • Weight Loss Surgery

Weight Loss Surgery, One Woman’s Quest (1 of 6)

"I cannot put my finger on the moment that I decided I needed to have bariatric surgery. It may have been one of those instances where I realized just how heavy I am." Read more about Susan as Care New England follows her through her journey.

Recent Posts in Primary Care

Surgery: Just a Tool in the Weight Loss Battle (6 of 6)

Read about Susan as she talks about her post bariatric surgery experiences with food, exercise and weight loss.
April 27th, 2016|

Post-Bariatric Surgery and Going Home, One Woman’s Journey (5 of 6)

Follow Susan on her journey through her recovery after weight loss surgery and beginning to reform her relationship with food.
March 23rd, 2016|

Autism, One Family’s Journey

Meet Lilly Steiner, her parents, Greg, and Michelle, and her younger sister, Scarlett. Lilly is autistic and her parents share their journey in the hopes of shedding light on this developmental disability.
March 23rd, 2016|

ACL Repair, One Student’s Story

Watch Jarrett Collins, high school senior, explain how he tore his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) during a football game and how one local orthopedic surgeon got him back on the field.
March 23rd, 2016|

Orthopedics: How One Student Got the Care He Needed

How one out-of-state hockey player got the care he needed by one local orthopedic team.
March 16th, 2016|