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Primary Care Medicine at UPMC Hamot

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Finding the right primary care physician is an important, yet sometimes challenging decision.

Our network includes:

  • More than 85 primary care providers
  • Community-based patient care and quality service
  • Board-certified physicians with immediate access to UPMC Hamot's specialists and services

Finding a Primary Care Doctor: Things to Consider

You need a doctor whom you can communicate with — one who takes time to listen and fully understands your health care needs.

The following may help you decide on the right primary care doctor for you and your family.

  • Convenience:
    • Is the physician's office convenient to your home, work, or children's school?
    • Do the office hours meet your needs?
  • Provider preferences:
    • Do you prefer your family doctor to be an internist or a family practitioner?
    • Do you prefer a male or female physician?
    • Are the physician’s credentials — such as medical education, residency, and board certification — important to you?
  • Practice size and options:
    • Do you prefer a large practice with many doctors or a smaller practice?
    • Do you need access to specialty physicians or have any special health concerns?
    • What kind of health insurance will you be using?

The Physician Network at UPMC Hamot

Contact Us

To find a primary care physician near you, call 814-877-5678.

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