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Primary care

A primary care provider is typically your first point of contact for all your health issues, from healthy lifestyle choices to common medical treatments. A primary care physician can also help refer you to a specialist if necessary. 

We know your time is valuable. There is no need to waste any of it wondering if you should have a primary care physician at the ready. Every member of the family can foster a supportive, trusting relationship with a Dignity Health Medical Foundation physician. Also, we strive to offer short wait times and make an efficient diagnosis to get you the right treatment. 

Find primary care near me

With locations across California, Dignity Health Medical Foundation is just right around the corner. Schedule an appointment with a primary care physician, in person or virtually. 

Services offered

  • Sick visits
  • Physicals
  • Women’s health
  • Weight management
  • Pre-Operative evaluations
  • Preventive medicine
  • Flu shots and immunizations
  • Family medicine

Frequently asked questions

One of the best ways to find a primary care physician is by asking for referrals from friends and family. Do research and ask questions to determine if the provider can care for your specific needs, then confirm that they are in-network with your insurance.

You can check a provider’s in-network status by calling the physician’s office or hospital and requesting the physician’s specific tax ID. Then, call your insurance company and provide them with the ID number and your insurance plan information.

When switching physicians, you can call and ask the staff at your current provider’s office to provide you with a paper or electronic copy of your medical records. You can also request that they send that information to your new physician’s office.

Healthy adults under the age of 50 should visit their primary care physician once every year for a regular checkup. Adults 50 and above should schedule checkups annually. Physicians may suggest more frequent visits based on your specific needs or medical conditions.

Allow extra time in your schedule when visiting a new primary care physician. Be prepared to discuss your personal medical history, family medical history, and any medications you are currently taking, and have a list of any questions you want to ask during your appointment.

Primary care physicians can help you monitor your health and manage chronic illnesses. They are also able to conduct routine screenings and provide referrals to specialists. 

You can always schedule an appointment with your primary care physician first, but they may refer you to a specialist that can provide more thorough care for your condition.

Find a Doctor

With clinics throughout California, a Dignity Health Medical Foundation primary care physician is right around the corner, waiting to assist you along your wellness journey.