Primary care is heath care that considers the whole person from an integrated physical and behavioral health perspective. To name just a few examples, primary care includes care for existing medical needs, preventive care services, and planning of care for chronic conditions such as asthma, diabetes, and heart disease.
Providers who practice family medicine, also known as Family Practitioners, provide primary care to patients of all ages. Family practitioners diagnose and treat a wide range of acute and chronic illnesses, and provide education and therapies to prevent illness and injury. They often provide annual physicals, disease management, follow-up care for hospitalized patients, and minor surgeries that can be performed in an outpatient setting. A family practitioner may be an MD (Doctor of Medicine) or a DO (Doctor of Osteopathy). Physician Assistants (PA-Cs) and Family Nurse Practitioners (FNPs) also provide primary care under the direction of a physician.
Pines Family Practitioners see patients at one or more of Pines Federally Qualified Health Centers:
Pines Caribou Health Center, (Caribou)
Pines Presque Isle Family Health Center, (Presque Isle)
Pines St. John Valley Health Center, (Van Buren)
Kimball Community Health Center, (Ft. Fairfield)
Pines Washburn Health Center, (Washburn)
To find a Pines Family Practitioner, please visit the Our Providers page and sort by Specialty (Family Practice).