One step closer to better overall health
Your primary care provider is the physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant who provides your basic health care.
You develop an ongoing relationship with your personal provider, who:
- Takes care of you when you are sick or need medical attention.
- Gives you regular check-ups and immunizations (shots) to stay well.
- Helps you manage diseases and other conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and asthma.
- Answers your questions about your health care.
- Gives you information to help you prevent illness.
Primary Care providers
At Marshfield Clinic Health System, you can choose from these primary care departments:
Family Medicine is a primary care specialty that focuses prevention, diagnosis and treatment of general health care, along with medical problems such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, depression, high blood pressure, stroke, arthritis and other conditions. Family Medicine cares for people of all ages, from newborns to elderly.
Internal Medicine is a primary care specialty that focuses on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of general health care, along with medical problems such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, depression, high blood pressure, stroke, arthritis and other conditions. Internal Medicine cares for people over 18 years old.
Internal medicine-pediatrics or Med-Peds is a primary care specialty in which doctors train to be board certified in internal medicine and pediatrics. Med-Peds cares for patients throughout life, managing acute and chronic illnesses at all ages.
Pediatrics is a primary care specialty focused on patients under 18 years old. Pediatricians specialize in keeping children well, from birth to young adulthood. If a child needs specialized care, Marshfield Children's has the most comprehensive children's health services network in the region.
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Your primary care provider focuses on preventive care to help prevent illnesses, injuries or medical conditions before they happen. One of the most important priorities for your primary care provider is keeping you healthy.
It is often easier and less expensive to prevent a medical problem than it is to treat one.
Your primary care provider also helps you get care you need from other health care providers. If you need to see a specialist, your primary care provider will refer you and continue to coordinate your care.