A primary care physician (PCP) can specialize in family medicine, internal medicine or pediatrics.
A family medicine doctor provides continuing, comprehensive health care for your entire family, from newborns to grandparents. Internal medicine specialists focus on adult medicine and specialize in the prevention and treatment of adult illness, including: diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol problems, arthritis and acute problems such as bronchitis and pneumonia.
If you are a member of an HMO insurance plan, you’re required to choose a PCP. Your PCP will be your resource for all health care decisions because they know you best. It might be helpful for you to think of a PCP as the conductor of a large orchestra: There are many parts needed to create harmony and they bring those parts together.
Your PCP manages and coordinates all of your health care needs. It is their job to make responsible, educated decisions about your treatment options. Your PCP may call upon other services and specialists to support your medical needs if they cannot provide such services to you themselves. We call this managed care because while your PCP may not provide all of the services to you, they are the ones making sure that you receive the care that you need.
As a patient of Facey Medical Group, you are free to select any of the family medicine, internal medicine or pediatric specialists as your PCP. You will probably want to select a doctor at the Facey location which is most convenient for you and your family. If you need help in selecting a doctor, please refer to the biographical data listed in this web site or call our Patient Liaison office at the location of your choice.
Our doctors are committed to providing personalized care by focusing not simply on treatment but on prevention, health education and the well-being of the whole family.
Primary care includes:
Some patients find it helpful to prepare a list of questions or concerns that they have for their primary care provider. Bring an updated list of medications and supplements that you are taking. If possible, it would be helpful to your care if you could bring in all of your medications and supplements in their original bottles. If the doctor’s office has sent you any paperwork, please complete it and bring it to your appointment.