Primary care clinics in Virginia
HCA Virginia partners with some of the region's leading primary care providers (PCPs). These experienced clinicians offer high-quality, personalized care and work closely with our hospitals and imaging centers, should your condition require more specialized attention. Additionally, many of our family and internal medicine clinics offer same-day services (such as sick visits), extended weekday and weekend hours and on-site laboratory processing.
For more information about our primary care services or for help finding a doctor, call our free, 24/7 Consult-A-Nurse line.
Primary care services
Our network of providers offers a range of services for patients of all ages and stages of life. Some of these services include:
- Chronic disease management
- Complete physical exams
- Disease prevention and treatment
- Family planning services
- Geriatric medicine and counseling
- Newborn and pediatric care
- Preoperative exams
- Sick visits
- School and sports physicals
- Well-woman care
Preventive medicine helps you maintain good health and is an important element of your primary health care. As part of this, your PCP can provide annual vaccinations for seasonal illnesses, such as the flu. They can also facilitate health screenings for conditions such as diabetes, cancer and high blood pressure or cholesterol.
Types of primary care physicians
Different types of primary care doctors offer different services and areas of specialization. Your stage of life and medical needs will help you determine which is right for you, but here is a quick reference guide to get you started:
- Pediatricians specialize in the treatment of infants, children and adolescents, generally 19 years old and younger.
- Family medicine specialists, also called family practitioners, treat a wide range of medical concerns for patients of all ages—from infancy through adulthood.
- Internal medicine doctors, also called internists, care for adolescents and adults. Some internists treat patients who are 16 years old and older, but others only treat patients who are 18 years old and older.
Choosing the right family doctor
Building a trusting relationship with your PCP is one of the most important things you can do to optimize your health. To help get off to the best start, ask these questions when choosing a PCP:
- Is the office in a convenient location?
- Do the office hours work with my schedule?
- How easy is it to reach my doctor?
- Can I schedule my visit online?
- Can I pay my bill online?
- Is the office taking new patients right away?
- Will the doctor refer me to specialists for more focused care?
- Does the doctor invite me to be involved with my care?