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, One Woman’s Quest (1 of 7)

"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

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.

September 7th, 2016|

Crohn’s: What You Should Know

Olympic swimmer, Kathleen Baker, recently shared with the world her battle with Crohn’s disease, a disease that plagues nearly 700,000 Americans. Learn more about the warning signs, and the risks associated with this disease.

September 7th, 2016|

Weight Loss Surgery: Many of the Victories Come Off the Scale (7 of 7)

I found out the other day that I have a “thigh gap.” A coworker mentioned it. I had no idea what it was [...]

August 4th, 2016|

Weight Loss Surgery: A Brand New Beginning

Meet Frankie and Jess, a local couple who struggled for years with their weight. After dealing with health problems including high blood pressure, Frankie's doctor suggested he go to an information session to learn more about weight loss surgery. Jess, decided to join him and before they knew it, they were scheduled for surgery. Read their inspirational story and see the amazing before and after photos.

June 29th, 2016|

Have the Right Attitude When Coaching Your Kids

Coaching your own kids requires the right attitude and objectivity.

June 17th, 2016|