Finding the family practice provider or primary care doctor who’s right for you and your family can feel overwhelming. The good news: Our physicians offer the best of both worlds — a small-practice feel with access to state-of-the-art resources. What does that mean for you? Personal, professional medical care that always puts you and yours first.
Each family practice provider and primary care physician who partners with Outer Banks Health is committed to patient- and family-centered care of the highest quality. How do you know what’s best for you and your loved ones? To get you started, here’s an overview of each provider type:
Simply put, a primary care physician is your “main” doctor — the person you’d see first for routine checkups and basic health needs. If you need to see a specialist, your primary care provider (PCP) can coordinate that. A PCP can be a general practitioner, a family doctor or other provider, such as a physician assistant.
A family practice doctor is trained in several areas of medicine — making him or her qualified to provide individualized care for each member of your family, at all ages and stages. Knowing the health history of each family member allows a family practice physician to provide ongoing, comprehensive care — potentially across a lifetime. If the need arises, your family practice physician can refer you to a specialist.