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Which Primary Care is Right for You and Your Family?

Every person should have a primary care provider (PCP) no matter their age. A primary care provider can go a long way in helping you get and remain healthy and give you consistent and efficient care specifically for your needs. A primary care provider takes on the responsibility of providing a point of contact for all healthcare needs.

 

Which is right for you?

In addition to determining which type of primary care provider best suits you or your family’s individual healthcare needs, there are other factors to consider including; the office location, hours and availability of the providers, the type of insurance with which the providers’ office participates; referrals from family and friends; if the providers’ approach to treatment fits your approach to treatment; and any personal preferences you may have regarding the provider you want, for example age and training background.

 

Services

A family medicine practitioner is a physician who is board-certified or board-eligible in family medicine. They treat patients of all ages, and in some instances, provide obstetric and minor surgery services. Most commonly, services provided include treatment of minor injuries and illnesses, yearly physicals and routine screening and exams.

A pediatrician is a physician who is board-certified or board-eligible in pediatric medicine. They treat children from infancy until they reach 18 years of age. Most commonly, services provided include treatment of minor injuries and illnesses, well child, school and sports physicals, and childhood immunizations.

An internist is a physician who is board-certified or board-eligible in internal medicine. They treat adults of any age, and most commonly, their services include treatment of minor injuries and illnesses, yearly physicals, immunizations and routine screening and exams.

A physician who specializes in internal medicine/pediatrics is board-certified or board-eligible in both internal medicine and pediatrics. This unique combination allows a physician to treat patients from birth to geriatric age. Most commonly, services include treatment of minor injuries and illnesses, yearly physicals including well child, school and sports physicals, and routine screening and exams for patients of all ages.

A physician who is board-certified or board-eligible in either OB/GYN or gynecology. They treat only women of childbearing age or older, and often serve as the primary care provider for these women. Most commonly, services provided include gynecological services and annual exams for women, as well as obstetric services if the patient is pregnant or trying to become pregnant.

An APRN or a PA-C are providers who are trained and certified through different programs than a physician, however, they must still meet strict guidelines in order to treat patients. APRNs or PA-Cs can work in any of the above listed specialties, and often serve as a patient’s primary care provider, opposed to a physician.

In addition to determining which type of primary care provider best suits you or your family’s individual healthcare needs, there are other factors to consider including; the office location, hours and availability of the providers, the type of insurance with which the providers’ office participates; referrals from family and friends; if the providers’ approach to treatment fits your approach to treatment; and any personal preferences you may have regarding the provider you want, for example age and training background.

 

Have Questions?

If you have any questions or would like to establish care with one of Lexington Clinic's primary care providers, please call our Lexington Clinic Resource Referral Liaison at +1 (859) 258-4362. A specially trained employee is available Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to answer your questions and guide you to the Lexington Clinic provider who best meets your family's individual needs.

If you prefer you may also may fill out an online appointment request.

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Lexington Clinic is Central Kentucky’s largest and oldest medical group. With 200+ providers in more than 30 specialties, we have been taking care of 600,000+ visits annually in the Lexington community since 1920.

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