Primary Care 

Primary care doctors are important to help you and your loved ones stay healthy. Your Primary care doctor can diagnose and treat common illnesses and injuries. We make booking an appointment easy, by searching for a primary care physician, choosing the most convenient appointment available and scheduling an appointment in just a few clicks. 

What is a primary care physician?

Your primary care physician (PCP) serves as your healthcare partner and leads your medical team.  He or she coordinates and communicates with everyone involved to ensure you have the best possible care for your unique needs.  This is especially important if you have more than one medical issue or chronic condition. Primary care focuses on 5 key services:

  • General primary care
  • Disease prevention and wellness
  • Episodic care for acute symptoms
  • Management of chronic disease
  • Immunization and vaccines

The responsibilities of primary care doctors are divided into three areas:

  • Preventive care to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle. This includes keeping you up to date with screening tests and immunizations. 
  • Diagnosing and treating acute illnesses and injuries. Unless you are experiencing a medical emergency, your primary care doctor is your first stop if you get ill or suffer a minor injury; otherwise you should immediately go to the nearest emergency room.  
  • Coordinating your medical care. If you have one or more chronic conditions, your PCP is key to coordinating your unique care plan. Your PCP ensures that you see the right specialists at the right times, and that your treatments and medications don’t interfere with one another.

Types of Primary Care Physicians 

Stamford Health makes it easy for you to choose the type of primary care physician that fits your needs. We have primary care doctors who provide internal medicine, family medicine, and concierge medicine. Here’s an explanation of their expertise:  

Internal Medicine

Internal medicine focuses on the care, prevention, treatment, and diagnosis of physical and mental diseases in adolescents through seniors. 

Our Stamford Health Internal Medicine team are:

  • Board-certified physicians specializing in various subspecialties.
  • Experts in diagnosing and treating simple, complex or chronic health conditions.
  • Long-term patient-centered care specialists who focus on your overall well-being.

Family Medicine

Family medicine focuses on long-term care, health maintenance, and preventative services for you and for your family. Our physicians provide care to families of all ages ranges and have a multidisciplinary knowledge of specialties and diseases.

Our Stamford Health Family Medicine team are:

  • Board-certified physicians specializing in various subspecialties.
  • Experts in diagnosing and treating simple, complex or chronic health conditions.
  • Long-term patient-centered care specialists who focus on your overall well-being.

Concierge Medicine

Concierge Medicine, also called Personal Medicine, enables physicians to provide more quality time to focus on overall prevention and wellness. Stamford Health Medical Group Personal Medicine gives you access to the highest quality of primary medical care. Specific terms and benefits are as follows:

  • 24/7 availability to your doctor via personal cell phone.
  • Physicians limit the number of patients they see to ensure more one-on-one quality time.
  • House calls will be available to you when appropriate.
  • Your physician will honor same-day appointments and even extend them.
  • All concierge caregivers serve as your Attending Physician, should you need to be admitted to the hospital.
  • Payment of an annual fee varies by physician.

When do you need a primary care doctor?

Your primary care doctor can diagnose and treat non-emergency medical problems such as:

  • Colds vs. Flu: Diagnosing the cold or flu, determining if your illness is caused by a virus, bacteria or allergy.  Your PCP can also prescribe medications to treat these conditions.
  • Infections: Your primary care doctor can treat ear, eye and skin infections.
  • Wound Care: Uncomplicated wounds in and on the extremities. 
  • Digestive Issues: Digestive symptoms your PCP will treat include vomiting, diarrhea and heartburn. Your PCP can identify if the problem is caused by food poisoning, a stomach virus, or if the symptoms are a sign of a more complicated problem that requires a referral to a specialist.
  • Minor sports injuries: For sports-related injuries that occur while training or playing sports, your primary care physician can assess your condition to determine if medication, an x-ray or a referral to an orthopedic specialist is needed.
  • Chronic disease management: Comprehensive management of chronic conditions, including hypertension, high cholesterol and diabetes.  

Your Patient-Centered Medical Home

Stamford Health Medical Group is pleased to announce that we've received notification from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) informing us that we have achieved Level Three Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) designation for our Greenwich, New Canaan, Wilton and Stamford (Tully Center) primary care practice locations. That means it will be easy and comfortable for you to get the care you need, the way you want it. PCMH is a healthcare delivery model in which your primary care physician and a core team of caregivers manage your individual needs. Think of it as a support network, extended.