Types of Primary Care Doctors
At Swedish Hospital, we believe in providing personalized primary care for every individual. To help meet the unique needs of our vibrant community, we offer a variety of primary care disciplines all specializing in disease prevention—or keeping you well—and the management of chronic illnesses—getting you well.
Personalize Your Primary Care
We understand that no two people are the same and we recognize that your wellness goals and lifestyle are individualized. That’s why we pride ourselves in providing a diverse and multidisciplinary team of primary care providers to help you choose the one that’s best for you.
To help you determine which type of primary care provider best meets your unique needs, please read the short descriptions below.
If you’re looking for a doctor who is focused on the specific health needs of individuals 18 and up, an internal medicine physician can be an excellent wellness advocate. Providing preventive care and screenings, internists can help you stay one step ahead of preventable disease.
For families looking to simplify their care, we offer family medicine physicians. From babies to geriatrics and sports medicine to well-woman care, our family medicine physicians provide compassionate, family-centered care for all of your varied medial needs and concerns.
If your children are your priority, then you might be looking for a pediatrician. Our board-certified pediatrics team provides the latest in advanced pediatric care right in your neighborhood. With an emphasis on well-child visits and vaccinations to keep your kids healthy, and sick visits for when the inevitable bug takes hold, they’re there when you need them.
Obstetricians and gynecologists provide comprehensive well-woman care for women in all stages of life. As a primary care physician, they can provide preventive visits and screenings to make sure that you are always up-to-date on the latest medical guidelines.
It’s a common misconception that certified nurse-midwives should only be visited if you’re expecting—but that couldn’t be further from the truth! Midwives often act as primary care providers for all types of women looking for a more natural approach to well-woman care, and can perform annual exams as well as help you navigate your care between specialists, should you need the assistance.
If you would like to talk to a representative about your primary care options, please call 773-878-3627.