Many of us think about finding a doctor when we’re not feeling well. But, it’s important to have a primary care provider (PCP) before that point. Your PCP gets to know you, your medical history and health goals. From annual exams to managing ongoing disease, your PCP is a partner in your long-term health. With a PCP by your side, you'll be healthier—inside and out.
- Minor illnesses like sore throat, rashes and infections
- Minor injuries such as sprains, strains, cuts and bruises
- Mental health conditions like anxiety and depression
- Chronic diseases such as arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure and osteoporosis
- New medical concerns
- Preventive care like cancer screenings, immunizations and labs
- Well-child visits
- Sports physicals
- Procedures such as mole removal and joint injections
- Diagnosis and management of chronic diseases
- Prenatal care and delivery (services vary by provider)
- Reproductive health and family planning
- Referrals to specialists
Family Medicine providers (or family doctors) see both children and adults. They can care for your family from birth through adolescence and adulthood. Some family doctors also provide prenatal care and deliver babies.
Internal Medicine providers (or internists) specialize in caring for adults, ages 18 and older—often those with more complex medical needs.
Pediatricians specialize in caring for children from birth through the teenage years. Most children switch to Family Medicine or Internal Medicine when they are around age 18.
Skip the waiting room
When you need urgent care—anytime, day or night—Gundersen on-demand video visits are a convenient and affordable option. Use your smartphone, tablet or computer to connect with a provider. No appointment needed. Ages 2+. Ask your PCP about scheduled video visits, too.
We offer primary care close to home. You can visit us without a referral.
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