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Primary care in Greater Houston and East Texas

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Primary care physicians at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Group are committed to building long-lasting relationships with their patients and families. Our board-certified physicians provide continuous patient-centered care while using the latest technology for diagnosis and treatment. They have all-access to outpatient and inpatient services offered by St. Luke’s Health, as well as leading medical specialists to consult on diagnosis and treatment.

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One of the best ways to find a primary care physician is by asking for referrals from friends and family. Do research to determine if the provider is equipped to 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 doctor’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 ask the staff at your current doctor’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 in good health under the age of 50 should visit their primary care physician once every three years for a regular checkup. Adults 50 and above should schedule checkups annually. Doctors 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 for the first time. Be prepared to discuss your personal medical history, family medical history, and any medications you are currently taking. Have a list of any questions you want to ask during your appointment.

Cost for uninsured patients can vary by area, treatment, and services provided.

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. Many patients choose to see their primary provider first because the cost is lower than an appointment with a specialist.

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.

Yes! Primary care physicians can prescribe antidepressant medications and help address any other mental health concerns you have.

Primary care physicians are able to provide birth control as well as other women’s health services. 

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