Internal and Family Medicine Care in the Dallas Fort Worth Area
Your primary care provider (PCP) is who you see on a regular basis for your healthcare needs. Yes, that means treating you when you’re sick with the occasional sinus infection or stomach bug – but it should also mean working to keep you healthy in the first place.
The health care providers of Privia Medical Group North Texas (PMGNTX) are dedicated to the concept of value-based care: we focus not just on a patient’s short-term illness or injury, but also on long-term wellness and health.
For most people, the PCP serves as their medical home. The term medical home speaks to the importance of everyone having a health care provider they see on a regular basis for checkups and most health care needs.
People see their PCP for health care needs such as:
- Most illnesses
- Regular checkups and screenings, such as checking cholesterol levels
- Preventative medicine, such as an annual flu vaccine
- Management of chronic conditions, such as diabetes and hypertension
- Referral to a specialist
- General questions about your health
Primary care is a broad field that includes several specialties. Many PCPS are family physicians or internal medicine doctors.
Family medicine’s cornerstone is an ongoing, personal patient-physician relationship focusing on integrated care, according to the American Academy of Family Practice.
Doctors of internal medicine, also called internists, are physicians who provide long-term, comprehensive care in the office and the hospital, managing both common and complex illnesses in adolescents, adults, and the elderly.
Doctors in other fields of medicine also serve as PCPs. Pediatricians are PCPs for children. Many women look to their obstetrician/gynecologist for primary care needs.
Primary care providers are highly educated and well-trained, and they can come to the field through a variety of educational pathways. A PCP may be a Medical Doctor (MD), Doctor of Osteopathy (DO), Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner (APRN) or Physician Assistant (PA).
PMGNTX has PCPs conveniently located throughout North Texas. Privia’s primary care providers are routinely recognized by both their patients and their peers as some of the best in their fields in the DFW area.