Whether you choose a family medicine, internal medicine, or pediatric practice for your primary care, UPMC Pinnacle has a provider to fit your needs.
The practices within UPMC Pinnacle offer patients a wide range of options. Follow these steps in your search for finding a physician for you or a loved one.
Choose the type of primary care provider (PCP) that works best for you and your family.
Consider your special health needs. If you have chronic conditions or a family history of a disease, search for a provider who specializes in that area.
Check into office hours and location. If the provider’s hours don’t align with your schedule or they’re inconveniently located, you may be likely to avoid going.
Call the provider's office to get a feel for his or her system. You can even ask if the provider participates in “interviews,” giving you the chance to meet him or her in person.
Make sure the provider accepts your insurance.
Set up an introductory visit. Meet with the doctors and the staff and observe how the office functions.
To become an active partner in your health care , begin by scheduling your annual wellness visit at with one of the practices. This exam will allow you time to meet with your care provider and review and discuss health concerns, family history, diet, lifestyle habits and safety concerns.
This meeting will include a routine physical exam to check blood pressure, heart rate and breathing, and you can also schedule immunizations to stay up-to-date on vaccinations. At the end of each visit, your provider will summarize your health status and develop a plan of action to achieve your health goals.
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