Primary Care

Your relationship with your primary care provider is critically important to how you feel about your healthcare and general well-being. Ascentist Healthcare’s primary care doctors are your main touchpoint for overall health, routine healthcare screenings, and exceptional patient-focused care. Schedule an appointment today to take control of your health.

A primary care doctor sits with his patient and discusses his medical care.

What Is Primary Care?

Ascentist Healthcare Primary Care focuses on the whole person, understanding their unique needs and emphasizing prevention as well as treatment, ensuring continuity of care, and coordinating specialized services when needed.

Our primary care physicians have extensive training in all areas of the body, enabling them to diagnose and treat a broad spectrum of illnesses and health conditions. Additionally, they guide patients in making healthy life choices and act as a bridge to specialized medical care when necessary.

Ascentist Healthcare Primary Care provides a wide range of services, from routine check-ups and health screenings to addressing acute medical issues and managing chronic diseases. Our primary care foundation is based on the patient-doctor relationship, enabling the physician to understand a patient’s health history, lifestyle, and other factors that might impact their well-being.

With individualized care strategies, early disease detection, and swift intervention, Ascentist Healthcare Primary Care is a vital component of a personalized healthcare plan.

A woman’s primary care provider examines her neck and throat area.
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Common Cold
  • Influenza
  • Asthma
  • Arthritis
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Osteoporosis
  • Heart Disease
  • Obesity
  • Thyroid Disorders
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Urinary Tract Infections
A primary care physician talks with her patient about healthcare treatment.
  • Medication Management
  • Physical Examinations
  • Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Vaccinations
  • Minor Surgical Procedures
  • Health Screenings
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Referrals to Specialists
  • Wellness Check-ups
  • Behavioral Health Interventions

What is the role of a primary care physician?
A primary care doctor is your main healthcare provider in non-emergency situations. Their role includes routine check-ups, vaccinations, health screenings, and treatment of various illnesses and medical conditions. They also offer preventive advice and early detection services to keep you healthy.

Do I really need a primary care doctor if I’m healthy?
Yes. Even if you feel perfectly healthy, it’s essential to have a primary care doctor. Routine screenings and check-ups can detect potential issues early on, making them easier to treat. Additionally, having a dedicated primary care physician ensures continuity of care and a comprehensive understanding of your health history.

Can I see a specialist without seeing my primary doctor first?
While you might be able to see some specialists without a referral, many insurance plans require a recommendation from a doctor before seeing a specialist to ensure coordinated and efficient care.

How often should I see my primary care doctor?
It’s advisable to see your primary care physician at least once a year for a routine check-up. However, the frequency may vary based on individual health needs, age, or existing medical conditions.

What should I bring to my appointment?
For your first appointment, bring your medical history, a list of medications you’re taking, information about you.

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From primary care to major surgery and everything in between, Ascentist Healthcare brings specialists and physicians together in one place to provide comprehensive healthcare for our patients.