Most of us don't think about our primary care providers (PCP) until we get sick or injured, and then going to the doctor is the only thing on our minds. Choosing Mercy for your primary care means you can easily reach and schedule with convenient access to a team of pediatricians, family medicine and internal medicine doctors who can handle all your routine health care needs.
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Mercy doctors focus on answering your health care questions and concerns, and encourage you to take an active role in your care. You can also connect with all of your Mercy doctors through MyMercy, our free online tool, letting you communicate with your doctor anytime, from anywhere, to better manage your health.
If I feel healthy now, why should I go see a primary care provider?
Having an ongoing relationship with a primary care provider will help you stay healthy with preventive health services like physical exams, immunizations and health screenings. With regular visits your primary care provider can spot health problems before they become serious.
How do I find a primary care provider who meets my needs?
The best place to start is our online provider search directory. Use the popular filters to view a list of Mercy providers who meet your exact personal preferences. You’ll also find helpful information like ratings, patient feedback and video profiles on many of our providers.
What’s the difference between Family Medicine and Internal Medicine providers?
Doctors of Internal Medicine, also called internists, offer general medical care to adult patients (18+). Internists focus on disease prevention and are trained to diagnose and manage chronic illnesses. While family medicine physicians offer similar services, they also have training in pediatric and geriatric specialties. This allows them to conveniently treat the entire family; but you do not need to have children to see a family medicine provider.
What’s the difference between family medicine and pediatric providers?
The only difference is that family medicine providers treat the entire family, infants, adults and seniors – while pediatric providers focus only on children under 18.
Is it possible to have a walk-in visit with a Mercy Primary Care provider?
Yes, many of our primary care locations offer special walk-in hours in addition to standard scheduled appointments. Contact your provider to confirm availability.