Primary Care Overview
Everyone needs a primary care doctor—the one who conducts your physicals, the one you call when you twist your ankle, get stung by a bee, or eat something funny. Some doctors treat entire families; others see only children or only adults. Here are some details to help you find the best primary care doctor for you.
Family Medicine – Care for all individuals
At the heart of this specialty is the patient-physician relationship. Our family medicine physicians cover all areas of a family’s health and wellness, including care for children, women, and men, plus gynecology and aging issues. These specialists provide a medical home to their patients and look out for the overall health of the entire family by knowing them as a whole. They are also responsible for the coordination of any specialty care the patient may need.
Internal Medicine – Care for adults
Internal medicine physicians have had extensive training in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of adult diseases, both chronic and acute, and provide care for individuals ages 18 and older. Our internal medicine physicians are equipped to deal with whatever problem a patient brings—no matter how common or rare, simple or complex—from preventive care to chronic disease. If additional medical specialists are needed, our internists will coordinate their patient’s care.
Pediatrics – Care for children
When it comes to the health and well-being of children, our pediatricians combine warm, compassionate care with the knowledge that comes from advanced training and experience. Pediatric patients are rapidly growing and changing, and these specialists care for them in a thoughtful and concerted way to meet the child’s ever-changing needs. Our pediatricians can perform well-child checkups, sports physicals, back-to-school checkups and vaccines, and treat sports injuries. From infancy to any stage of childhood, our pediatricians will follow the development of your child and work with you to ensure the optimal health and well-being of your family.
At Pacific Medical Centers, we are a multispecialty network of board-certified physicians, many of whom have been listed as “Seattle’s Top Doctors.” With over 168 excellent providers to choose from, you may wonder, “Where do I begin?”
You can find a provider by looking under Who We Are to learn about our providers. You can look up our providers by name, location, or specialty. You’ll see their photo, a summary of their résumé, where they practice, information about their medical interests and philosophy, and a list of their personal interests.
Or, you can call us at 1.888.4PACMED. Our representatives are friendly and eager to help you determine whose practice style meets your requirements. Perhaps you need a doctor who speaks your native language. Or maybe you prefer someone who has been in practice for a long time, or plays sports, or delivers babies. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. That’s what we’re here for.