Regularly visiting a primary care doctor is one of the best ways to maintain your health. You can see your provider when you’re sick, but also when you want to prevent sickness. Preventive health services include screenings, vaccines, diet, exercise management and more for you and your family. Forming a lifelong partnership with a Carolinas HealthCare System primary care doctor helps you stay ahead of potential medical problems before they become serious issues.
Depending on your needs, you can pick a primary care doctor who specializes in:
As a primary care specialist, your family medicine doctor is your main healthcare provider in non-emergency situations for all ages and every type of disease. The role of the family medical provider is preventive care for the whole family, teaching healthy lifestyle choices, identifying and treating common medical conditions, and assessing the urgency of medical problems.
Internal medicine is a primary care specialty focused on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases in adult patients. As a primary care provider, your internal medicine doctor is trained to diagnose and treat medical illness and help you manage medical problems such as asthma, congestive heart failure and diabetes.
Pediatrics is a primary care specialty focused on the physical, mental, and social health and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. As a primary care doctor, pediatricians provide a broad range of health services, ranging from prevention and diagnosis of problems to the treatment of diseases, immunizations and nutrition advice. Carolinas HealthCare System also provides access to the most advanced pediatric care in the region at Levine Children's Hospital and Jeff Gordon's Children's Hospital.
Obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) is a specialty focused on women's reproductive health. Through treatments for disorders of the female reproductive system, this specialty provides healthcare to women through all stages of their lives. OB/GYN services include breast care, family planning, fertility and reproductive health, pregnancy and childbirth, routine gynecologic care and more. Carolinas HealthCare System provides a wide range of women's services.