Primary Care Providers in San Diego
Tri-City Medical Center’s mission is to advance the health and wellness of those we serve — and that starts with Primary Care for you and your family. Primary Care at Tri-City Medical Center encompasses a wide range of services close to home, with over 50 regional affiliated primary care physicians (PCPs) offering preventive care, health screenings, and health education.
What is a Primary Care Provider?
PCPs are the healthcare professionals you rely on for routine care, like annual physical exams and checkups, and when non-emergency care is needed. If you experience a rash, flu symptoms, or other minor discomforts, your PCP will typically determine the cause of your condition and recommend appropriate treatment. If you require prolonged treatment or hospital admission, your PCP may monitor your treatment plan and help you make decisions related to your health care, or refer you to medical specialists if you need additional help with specific health problems. Your PCP can also order prescription medications and refills, as well as advise you on recommended screenings and vaccinations.
It is essential to choose a PCP you can trust — look for someone who makes you feel comfortable and with whom communication feels natural. PCPs play a critical role in helping you and your family stay healthy and allowing you to enjoy a better quality of life.
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Who is a Primary Care Provider?
Family practitioners: The scope of their practice includes children and adults of all ages and may include obstetrics and minor surgery
Nurse practitioners (NP) and physician assistants (PA): Have been formally trained to examine patients, diagnose diseases, and provide treatment under physician supervision
- Pediatricians: Specialize in caring for newborns, infants, children, and adolescents
(Note: Tri-City Medical Center does not have Pediatricians on staff)
Internists: Specialize in diagnosing and treating adult diseases
Gynecologists/Obstetricians: Treat diseases affecting the female reproductive system and often serve as PCP for women, particularly those of childbearing age. Obstetricians specialize in caring for women’s health throughout pregnancy and birth.
Why Choose a Primary Care Provider at TCMC?
Providers at Tri-City Medical Center are deeply invested in our local San Diego County community. Our doctors provide adults and seniors with compassionate care close to home and work diligently to improve the health and wellness of our patients.
We have been happily serving our community for well over 50 years, and we’d love to have you join our family of patients! Come find out for yourself why we’re recognized as one of the best wellness centers in San Diego County, as well as an innovative facility when it comes to medical services, research, and care delivery.