When it comes to managing your health, having a primary care physician is one of the most important steps you can take.
Emerson Health offers a network of nearly 60 internal medicine and family medicine physicians with offices in 11 communities. These primary care physicians coordinate your health care and provide comprehensive care including physical examinations, routine health screenings and preventive care. They also diagnose and treat many illnesses.
Finding the right doctor
Because your primary care physician is your most frequent point of contact for medical concerns and guides you to specialists if more advanced care is necessary, it is vital to choose a doctor you trust and respect, and who respects you and understands your health status. Emerson’s primary care physicians refer patients who require additional care to one of the many highly-qualified specialists on the Emerson Hospital medical staff and, when necessary, to an academic medical center.
Choosing the expertise you need
Many of the family practice physicians and internists on the Emerson medical staff also have clinical interests or advanced training. The best primary care doctor for your needs depends on your health and your personal preferences. Emerson’s
physician referral service can help you find the right doctor who meets your individual needs.
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Emerson physicians accept most major
health insurance plans. If you have specific questions, always feel free to call the doctor’s office directly.