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Primary Care


Your partner for overall health and wellness

Primary care providers

A primary care doctor – also called a primary care provider or PCP – is always there to keep you and your family happy and healthy. From birth to your later stages of life, the primary care providers at Ballad Health serve your community in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.

Your main contact for regular and personal medical attention is your primary care provider. PCPs treat a wide range of conditions and can help you manage your overall health.

Choosing a PCP

Start a lasting relationship with a board-certified medical care provider at Ballad Health. Your doctor will listen to you, get to know you and your goals, and help you make the best choices for your health situation.

Choose the type of primary care doctor who’s right for you and your family:

Family medicine doctors (family practice) – Care for children and adults

Internal medicine doctors (internists) – Care for adults

Pediatricians – Specialize in health care for babies, children and teenagers

Geriatric doctors (geriatricians) – Focus on the health care needs of seniors

Obstetricians and gynecologists (OB/GYNs) – Specialize in women’s health and surgical needs

You may also see a nurse practitioner (NP) or physician assistant (PA) for primary care. Under the supervision of a doctor, NPs and PAs treat conditions in patients of all ages and can prescribe medications.

Conditions we treat

Turn to the primary care providers at Ballad Health for care of conditions that aren’t emergencies.

Your primary care doctor can treat and help you manage:

  • Acute conditions – An illness or injury that happened recently and needs care right away, such as a sprain, minor wounds, a cold or the flu
  • Chronic conditions – A condition that needs ongoing care, such as asthma, diabetes or heart disease

Your primary care physician provides basic care for many parts of the body. He or she also can refer you to specialists (experts in one type of condition or area of the body) for complete care of:

  • Bones and joints
  • Ear, nose, and throat
  • Eyes
  • Mental and behavioral health conditions
  • Urinary system
  • Weight concerns

Services & treatments

Getting regular checkups can help you live your healthiest life. Take advantage of primary care services at Ballad Health, including:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of illnesses and injuries
  • Preventive care, such as annual physicals and immunizations
  • Screenings and other routine tests
  • Specialist referrals and help making appointments with other doctors
  • Education about healthy life habits and nutrition
  • Family planning and birth control
  • Help manage prescriptions and other medications

Patient-centered medical home

A patient-centered medical home is a system of care where you partner with your primary care provider, nurse, specialty providers and insurance professionals.

Your health care team focuses on your needs, not only when you visit the doctor’s office or a hospital, but also while you’re at home and work. Your care team members will always make sure to stay in touch with you – and each other.

Many Ballad Health primary care offices are accredited as Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Homes, the highest level of recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). This means you’ll have a trusted team to help you make health care choices.

Book an appointment

Need to make an appointment? You can now schedule your next visit online!

Click the button below to view our online scheduler. You can search for a doctor by name or location.

Once you've found the provider that's right for you, select your reason for visit.

Schedule Your Next PCP Visit