Putting your needs first
Your primary care physician is only convenient but fundamental to your overall health and wellness because they have invaluable insight into your unique needs. People who have an ongoing relationship with a primary care physician, such as an internist or family medicine physician, have better overall health outcomes, lower death rates and lower total costs of care.
At Optum, many of our primary care doctors are part of our internal medicine or family medicine departments.
Internists are part of a medical specialty dealing with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of internal diseases. They offer:
- Preventive care
- Immunizations (routine/travel-related)
- Physical exams and evaluations
- Management of complex and chronic conditions and disorders
- Mental health evaluations
- Treatment of infectious diseases
- Senior care
- Adolescent and young adult medicine
Every family is unique and understanding yours helps us provide more effective medical care and a better patient experience. Based on your family’s medical history and individual needs, our board certified physicians tailor their care to the individual and the whole family.
Family medicine doctors have a similar background as internists, but with an additional focus on pediatric and family care.
Some of the common conditions treated by our family medicine physicians include:
- Infant colic
- Back strains
Caring for you and your family ›
Your link to comprehensive care
Your primary care physician is not only your go-to for preventive and ongoing care, but your greatest resource for referrals and advice. When needed, they’ll help you find the right specialist to treat specific conditions and perform surgery.
At Optum, our interconnected network makes it easy for your doctor and your greater team of specialists to collaborate on a personalized care plan.
Some common conditions and illnesses treated and managed by your primary care physician are:
- anxiety and depression
- back pain
- chronic fatigue syndrome
- common cold and flu
- high cholesterol
- nutrition needs
- respiratory issues
- tobacco cessation
Medical care and help
To find an internist or a family medicine specialist near you, visit our Provider’s page.
Contact us if you have any questions