A primary care provider, or PCP, is a health care provider who focuses on keeping patients well through prevention and screenings. These providers can be family medicine or internal medicine physicians, family nurse practitioners or physician assistants.

What is a Primary Care ProviderWhy should you seek primary care at Memorial Hermann?

Health care today can be over-complicated. The goal at Memorial Hermann is to simplify the process with fully integrated care through our comprehensive network of physicians and services. Patients often come in without knowing what’s wrong or where to turn. Having a dedicated PCP, who can coordinate whatever type of care you need, is the answer.

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What to Expect From Your PCP

A Memorial Hermann PCP is your trusted health partner and your first point of contact when you need medical attention. The PCP will get to know your health goals, health history, any chronic conditions you may have, and your treatment options. If you need to see a specialist, your PCP can refer you to someone to care for you. Our PCPs have working relationships with a range of specialty providers, so you can feel comfortable knowing you are part of a team effort to care for all of your medical needs.

Types of Primary Care Providers

Family medicine doctors are PCPs who can provide care for your entire family. They see children and adults of all ages, from newborn to geriatric patients. Family medicine doctors are ideal when you want one person to treat your whole family. Find Family Medicine Doctors Here »

Internal medicine doctors, also called internists, are PCPs who provide care for adults only. Just like family medicine doctors, internists offer preventive medicine and can treat and diagnose diseases. Find Internal Medicine Doctors Here »

Many PCPs work with advanced-practice providers, such as nurse practitioners or physician assistants, to help take care of their patients. These providers work under the supervision of a physician, and are licensed to provide patient care, order diagnostic testing, prescribe medication and refer patients to specialists.

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