Primary care is a term used to describe the setting in which a health care provider acts as the first point of consultation for a patient. The term “PCP” can stand for one of two things:
- Primary care physician: A doctor with a medical degree.
- Primary care provider: Can include nurse practitioners and other health care providers who are not medical doctors.
Seeing a primary care provider is a great way to get healthy and stay that way. At UAMS, we can help you set healthy goals, evaluate your progress and treat any illnesses that occur along the way.
Why Choose a PCP at UAMS?
Here’s what makes our primary care providers different: We combine the science of medicine with the art of delivering outstanding medical care through the Patient-Centered Medical Home approach.
This means that our health care providers create a “medical home” for you, where all of your health needs can be addressed. When you visit a primary care provider at UAMS, you aren’t just getting one provider. That’s because if you do have health issues that need to be addressed by a specialist, you’re already a UAMS patient. And UAMS is home to the widest range of health specialists in the state, ranging from experts in diabetes to innovators in cancer treatment.
This unique relationship of primary care physicians with our large community of specialists is positioned to provide you with the very best of care.
About UAMS Primary Care Doctors
All of our faculty doctors are certified by the American Board of Family Medicine or the American Board of Internal Medicine, and we use a state-of-the-art electronic health record for our patients.