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Primary Care

Your First Choice for Primary Care

Finding the right primary care provider is essential to ensure the best possible healthcare for you and your family. At Parkland Medical Center, you can choose from a network of family practitioners, internists and pediatricians to help you and your family with all your healthcare needs.

Choosing a Primary Care Provider

Choosing a doctor your primary care provider is an important decision. You need a reliable, skilled expert you can trust to care for you and your family, now and in the years to come.

Primary care doctors are either medical doctors (M.D.) or doctors of osteopathic medicine (D.O.). Both types of doctors have comprehensive training in human anatomy, with D.O. physicians placing additional emphasis on manipulation of the body's musculoskeletal system.

Primary care physicians are licensed to diagnose, treat, advise and prescribe for any medical disease or condition. Nurse practitioners and physician assistants, who practice under the supervision of a physician, can also serve as your primary care provider.

How to Choose a Primary Care Provider

Before you choose your primary care physician, ask yourself:

  • Is it easy to reach the provider? Is the staff friendly?
  • Are the office hours and location convenient for me?
  • Does this physician concentrate on my needs, or refer me to specialists for more focused care?
  • Does this provider encourage me to participate in my care?

Types of Primary Care Providers

Different types of primary care providers offer different services and areas of specialization. Your specific medical needs and stage of life will help you choose where to begin. Types of providers include:

  • Pediatricians - Physicians dedicated to treating newborns, infants, children and adolescents up to age 18
  • Internists - Doctors treating adults, including seniors
  • Family Practice - Providers who treat patients of all ages, from babies to seniors; family practice providers can treat your entire family
  • Obstetricians/Gynecologists (OB/GYNs) - Physicians who treat women of all ages, especially those of childbearing age
  • Gerontologists - Doctors caring for seniors medical needs

Parkland Primary Care Physicians

Parkland Medical Center works closely with a number of primary care providers throughout Southern New Hampshire.

Find A Primary Care Physician

Primary Care Services

From annual physicals and screenings such as mammograms and bone scans to caring for you when you're ill and making referrals to specialists, primary care providers that offer a wide range of preventive and medical care services.

  • Medical care for all ages from newborns, children and adolescents through adults and seniors
  • Annual physicals and examinations, including school and sports physicals
  • Immunizations (shots)
  • Chronic condition management
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Mental health services and referrals
  • Elder hearing and vision care
  • Dementia and Alzheimer's care
  • Weight management
  • Walk-in clinics (at select sites)
  • Well woman gynecologic (reproductive system) care
  • Physical breast exams
  • Comprehensive pregnancy and childbirth care
  • Contraception (birth control)
  • Acute care (illness)
  • Preventive care
  • Yearly checkups
  • Screenings for cancer, heart health, bone health and other issues
  • Lab work
  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Surgical procedures using minimally invasive techniques
  • Weight management
  • Care for adults, including geriatric care
  • Treatment for acute illnesses and injuries when a primary care practice or clinic is not available
  • Walk-in clinics (at select sites)
  • Routine infant care
  • Early child development consultations
  • Immunizations (shots)
  • Chronic condition management
  • School and sports physicals
  • Walk-in clinics (at select sites)