Family medicine providers, also known as primary care providers, provide basic (primary) care and can serve as the primary caregiver for a person throughout his or her life.
Primary care clinicians provide preventative care and can diagnose and treat most conditions and illnesses their patients face. When needed, primary care providers refer patients to specialists. Primary care providers maintain the continuity of patient care.
Family medicine providers are trained to take care of the physical, mental, and emotional health of their patients and get to know their patients and their health histories over many years, through every stage of life, so they can help patients and family members make wise healthcare decisions.
St. Clare Memorial Hospital, in affiliation with Prevea Health, has family medicine providers at each of
its Clinic Locations.