The Penn State Health Approach to Family Medicine
When it comes to helping you and your family maintain good health, you can depend on the primary care and family medicine doctors at Penn State Health. It’s comforting to know that your doctor is part of a well-respected, nationally recognized health system. That means you have access to the wealth of expertise and resources you can only find at an academic medical center like ours.
Whether you have the flu or your child needs care for an ear infection, you get personal attention from a doctor who specializes in your family’s health. Your doctor gets to know you and your family’s health history to keep you well. If you need to see a specialist, your doctor works closely with experts in all areas of medicine. We work as a team to ensure you and your family receive the care and attention you need.
No matter your health needs, we focus on helping you prevent illness and maintain your very best health and well-being.
Complete Care for a Full Range of Health Conditions
We're not just here for you when you're sick. We're here to keep you well. Our family medicine doctors care for the entire family, including kids. We do that through annual checkups, immunizations, health guidance and management of chronic conditions like high cholesterol or diabetes.
We also offer guidance on screenings, such as colonoscopies and mammograms, to help discover illnesses early, when treatment can be most effective. And, we help manage your prescriptions to keep you safe. We provide personalized advice to reduce your risk of diseases such as heart disease and cancer.
If you need to see a specialist, we work as a team with doctors throughout Penn State Health. We work with experts in mental health services, rehabilitation, nutrition and other areas of health - you can get all your health needs met in a single place. Our goal is to keep you and your family healthy - in body, mind and spirit.
Our Experts in Family Medicine
Experts working together to create strong relationships with our patients - focusing on both acute issues as well as long-term general health.
Why Choose Penn State Health for Family Medicine
Families from all over Pennsylvania choose us for complete care for the entire family - from newborns to older adults. We have well over 300,000 patient visits every year.
Nationally Recognized Care
Penn State Health is a trusted choice for comprehensive care. You receive top-quality, coordinated care from a well-respected system. We’re known for:
- Our nationally recognized experts - many of whom are consistently listed among the Best Doctors® in America
- Comprehensive care for people of all ages, from screenings and other preventive services to expert treatment for chronic illnesses and conditions that need attention right away
- Convenience, with 15 care locations, over 100 providers and flexible scheduling - including evening and Saturday hours
- Our long history of family medicine - we had the first family and community medicine department in an academic health center in the U.S.
Expert, Team-Based Care Designed for You
Our family doctors are trained in many different areas of medicine, including children’s health, adult care, geriatrics, pre-operative assessment, behavioral medicine and women’s health. Some of our doctors have additional training in sports medicine, addiction, integrative medicine and obstetrics. That means the same doctor can deliver your baby, care for your newborn and the rest of your family, and offer specialized services such as sports injury treatment, mental health services and more.
We also we work closely with experts in cardiovascular health, eye and vision care, orthopaedics, urology, dermatology and other medical specialties. You work with a well-coordinated team that gives you personal attention and complete care.
Family Medicine Research and Clinical Trials
Penn State Health is continually looking for better ways to keep families healthy. We work as a team with specialists in internal medicine, pediatrics, sports medicine and public health sciences to improve health care. We’re exploring health disparities and underserved populations, integrative medicine, caregiver support, chronic pain, addiction, cancer survivorship and more. Find out if a clinical trial is right for you.
- Allergies and asthma
- Back pain
- Bone, muscle, tendon and ligament injuries
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Children’s behavioral conditions, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Colds, flu and fever
- Common children’s conditions, including colds and flu, ear infections and pinkeye
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Sinus problems, including sinus infections and sinusitis
- Sports injuries
- Substance abuse disorders
- Urinary tract infections
- Upper respiratory infections
Find the care your family needs, close to home, at one of our many locations throughout central Pennsylvania.Find a location near you
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