Primary care is the medical specialty that provides the day-to-day heath care for patients and is the principal point of contact of care and coordinates other specialty care a patient may need. Primary care is offered by several types of health care providers, mainly family medicine and internal medicine physicians. Family and internal medicine physicians are each a division of primary care and provide comprehensive, preventative, acute and chronic care for patients. While providing much of the same type of care there are some differences.
Family medicine is the medical specialty that provides continuing and comprehensive health care for people of all ages, genders, diseases and all parts of the body. Physicians that specialize in family medicine emphasize prevention and health promotion to treat the patient in the context of family and the community.
Internal medicine is the medical specialty that focuses on preventing, detecting and treating diseases and illnesses in adults. Internal medicine physicians are skilled in the treatment of patients that have multi-system diseases and disorders.
Primary care physicians, including family and internal medicine provide care for the whole body and treat many disorders, diseases and conditions. Some of the most common are:
The primary care physicians within the Adventist Medical Group are caring and well-established in the region. The physicians and staff are committed to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illnesses that affect their patients. Adventist Medical Group physicians work closely with patients and specialty physicians to coordinate and individualize the best care possible to meet specific needs.
Adventist Medical Group physicians work with patients as a team to help manage their health, stay healthy and prevent serious illness to stay out of the hospital. The physicians offer a full range of primary medical care services to adults and children to best serve you.