Primary Care From Trusted Family Physicians
Primary care physicians help you prevent health issues, guide your choices of treatment when needed, and help you navigate the healthcare system to ensure you get the best care for you and your family.
A CHRISTUS primary provider's goal is to address your health concerns, develop a healthy relationship with you, and practice within the context of your family and community.
Primary care physicians help you identify undiagnosed symptoms and address personal or family health concerns, whether the problem is physical or mental.
Care for Every Family Member
Primary Care Services
Our CHRISTUS Health primary care doctors take the appropriate amount of time to address all your health concerns with compassion.
- Annual wellness exams, health screenings and checkups, and complete physicals
- Flu shots and other immunizations
- Health risk assessments
Management of chronic conditions
- Treatment of acute (sudden and/or severe) injuries and issues
- Diagnosis and management of diseases
- Seasonal allergy treatment
- Referral access to specialized care when needed
- Behavioral Health
- Medication Management
- Geriatrics and Palliative Care
- Tobacco Cessation Program
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Primary care providers can help you identify many health issues, address your health concerns, and refer you to a specialist if needed.
Your Advocate & Navigator for Your Health
With CHRISTUS Health, you and your primary care provider will build a relationship around your health needs.
Your primary care provider collaborates with other health care professionals as needed. In addition, they advocate and act as your navigator when you need specialized and advanced treatment.
Your primary doctor helps to promote and maintain your health, prevent disease, educate you, diagnose illness, and treat it in various settings.
Offering Preventive Care to Stem Potential Medical Problems
Providers are involved in identifying and preventing potential medical problems before they cause serious illness, which includes regular check-ups and screenings, immunization, physical exams, nutrition counseling, health education, and preventive medications.
High-quality preventive care enables primary care doctors to detect potential health issues early on and work with their patients to create personalized care plans to help them manage their conditions or prevent future illnesses.
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Family doctors and internal medicine physicians also diagnose, treat, and manage various diseases, such as diabetes or high blood pressure. Additionally, they can provide education on lifestyle modifications that may be necessary to improve overall health and wellness.
They are the central point of contact between you and other healthcare team members. They provide comprehensive care, identify potential problems, and coordinate follow-up care. Primary care providers also work to ensure that you receive timely, appropriate and coordinated care to maximize their patients' quality of life.
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Continual Care: Consistent Support for Your Health Needs
A primary care provider also ensures continuity of care across different specialists or hospitals if necessary.
Your CHRISTUS Health primary care provider, will collaborate with various healthcare professionals and organizations to provide comprehensive care considering your medical history and current needs.
Your doctor coordinates referrals between specialists to ensure tests or treatments are completed on schedule, keeps records up to date, provides access to appropriate care in different settings such as hospitals and clinics, and assists with follow-up visits or care.
This is critical for ensuring continuity of care so patients receive the best possible outcome from their treatment plan.
It ensures that patients receive comprehensive, well-integrated medical care throughout their healthcare journey, without gaps or duplicate tests. In addition, continuity of care helps to protect a patient's safety and promote positive outcomes from treatment.
Securely Schedule & Access Info Online with MyCHRISTUS
With MyCHRISTUS, you can communicate with your CHRISTUS health care provider and clinics.
The app gives you the ability to
- Securely message your physician
- Book online appointments with your provider
- Renew prescriptions
- Review lab test results
MyCHRISTUS helps you monitor and track your general health, collaborate with specialists for coordinated care and schedule same-day appointments with easy access to appointment scheduling.
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Access and manage your care with our secure app that helps you schedule, refill prescription and see test results.
Common Questions about Primary Care
It’s important to continue regular follow-up appointments or checkups after starting treatment for any condition. Physicals and wellness screening should be scheduled at least once a year. However, depending on your condition, your doctor may want you to come back in six weeks, three months, or once a year. Your primary care doctor will ensure that you’re on the healthiest path forward.
Primary care providers offer a wide range of vaccines to help protect you and your family from serious illnesses. Vaccines available through primary care may include:
- The flu shot for influenza season
- Human papillomavirus
- Hepatitis A and B
- Meningococcal conjugate
- Varicella (Chickenpox)
A family physician will provide a range of educational services to support individuals, families, and communities in managing their health.
These services are tailored to meet the needs of the individual or family.
- Nutrition Counseling: Nutrition counseling in primary care typically focuses on helping individuals improve their dietary habits and promote healthy eating.
- Healthy Lifestyle: Primary care providers offer a range of healthy lifestyle education to help patients understand the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
- Health Screenings: Primary care may provide health screening education for their patients about the benefits of a particular screening.
- Prevention Information: Primary care providers offer a variety of preventive education services.