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

  • Memorial Hospital Sleep Lab

Sleep Study Changes Man’s Life Overnight

Due to scoliosis, Thailand resident Eden Weinmann had difficulty sleeping most of his life. It wasn't until he traveled across the North Atlantic to Pawtucket Memorial Hospital's Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine, that he finally got the help he needed.
  • 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.

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