Primary Care for Adults
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A Primary Care physician or mid-level provider is the first contact to meet your health care needs. This physician will provide preventive health services, basic or initial diagnosis and treatment and supervision of your health care.
When other specialists need to be involved, primary care providers coordinate your care and manage difficult medical problems that are associated with that care.
Primary Care consists of these specialties:
Your primary care provider could be:
- Family Medicine - Family medicine physicians are concerned with the total health care of the individual and the family and is trained to diagnose and treat a wide variety of ailments in patients of all ages.
- Internal Medicine - Internal medicine physicians provide comprehensive, long-term, general medical care for patients in office and hospital settings. They are trained in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of numerous diseases and conditions, and manage the common illnesses and complex problems of adults and the elderly.
Our physicians and mid-level providers (NP, PA) work as a team to provide your care. The services they provide include:
- a physician (MD or DO)
- a physician assistant (PA)
- a nurse practitioner (NP)
- Health care for existing medical needs
- Preventive care services
- Managing chronic conditions
- Coordination of care with medical and surgical specialists
If you do not have a primary care physician but would like assistance finding one that is right for you, please call the registered nurses at Billings Clinic HealthLine at 406-255-8400 or 1-800-252-1246.