Maybe you're worried about an elderly parent's blood pressure, or it's time to get your yearly flu shot. Or perhaps you're expecting a new baby and need to find them a doctor.
A family medicine provider can handle most of these needs.
Having a family doctor means fostering a long-term relationship with them.
Over the years, they get to know your health history. They also get to know your family, culture, and what you like.
Our family practice doctors at UPMC:
Some family medicine doctors care for newborns and infants. Others start seeing children at early adolescence.
If you're pregnant and are looking for a family doctor, be sure to ask if they see newborns and infants.
The principles of family medicine include:
Your family doctor is the primary care provider (PCP) who watches over your health care.
A long-term relationship with your PCP may lead to a healthier, happier life.
UPMC family medicine treatments and services include preventive care for all ages, such as:
Some family medicine practices offer gynecology services, including:
Our family medicine clinics also offer treatments and services in the same office.
We're part of the vast network of UPMC experts. That's vital if you need home, hospital, or advanced care.
We have locations throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New York. Some practices offer extended hours, walk-in visits, and urgent care.
And many more chronic health issues.
You don't need a referral, but you will need an appointment to visit one of our family medicine offices.
Find a family medicine health provider close to you. Then call to plan a visit.
When you see us for the first time, please come ready to:
The UPMC Department of Family Medicine works with residents and doctors to:
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