What is Primary Care?
Primary care focuses on improving health and well-being through preventive, proactive medical care. From the moment you enter Baptist Health Primary Care, you partner with caring medical professionals who provide consistent, comprehensive care for all stages of your life. Each Baptist Health Primary Care team includes a primary care doctor (also knows as an internist or family doctor), an advanced practitioner, a registered, licensed dietitian, and a social worker. Together, they offer the services and support patients and families need to stay healthy.
Primary care includes basic healthcare services such as:
- Chronic Disease Management
- Health Screenings
- Nutritional Assessments and Education
- Physical Exams
- Treatment for Common Illnesses and Ailment
- Well Woman Exams
Primary care is proactive. It strives to identify health risks and prevent disease. If a common illness or chronic disease already exists, a primary care doctor can treat and help manage the condition. If a specialist is needed, your doctor has access to Baptist Health’s robust network of doctors and hospitals.
Primary care is much more than a medical model. It is a partnership between you and a healthcare team that can help you live a longer, healthier life.
Why Primary Care?
Primary care isn’t just about getting treatment when you’re sick; it’s about taking control of your overall health and wellness. Building a relationship with a primary care doctor keeps you proactive about your health. Our doctors and advanced practitioners can treat your cold before it becomes a serious respiratory infection, and aid in early detection of disease.
Our dietitians can support you through weight loss or diabetes management. And our social worker can provide the guidance needed to cope with caregiving elderly parents or raising rebellious teenagers. Primary care has the power to improve the quality and longevity of your life. Having a doctor who coordinates your care with other specialists can help lower your healthcare costs, too.
About Baptist Health Primary Care
Baptist Health Primary Care is committed to your overall health and wellbeing. Our healthcare professionals take time to know you as a patient and a person. They listen to your concerns and answer your questions. Each Baptist Health Primary Care location has a primary care doctor, an advanced practitioner, a registered licensed dietitian, and a social worker. Highly knowledgeable in the latest treatments and technologies, they work together to provide you and your family with comprehensive care. Our doctors can also refer you to best-in-class Baptist Health specialists, and our care coach can coordinate your follow-up appointments.
Best of all, Baptist Health Primary Care makes healthcare convenient, with extended hours, minimal wait times and same-day or next-day appointments with an available physician or advanced practitioner. You can schedule appointments before or after work, during your lunch hour or on Saturdays. You can renew prescriptions, get test results and communicate with your care team online. And with onsite labs, a dietitian and licensed clinical social worker it’s easy to get all your primary care services in one visit.