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Primary care

Primary care physicians, such as family medicine and internal medicine doctors, are health experts uniquely trained to guide you through all stages of life. We have 55 primary care clinics in Minnesota and western Wisconsin, so better health is always right around the corner.

We’ve got you covered with same-day primary care at our clinics, 20 urgent care locations and our 24/7 online clinic Virtuwell. You also have quick access to your medical information and helpful health resources any time through your online account.

With over 1,900 of the top board-certified primary care doctors, physician assistants and nurse practitioners, we have a team of experts for you.

A strong primary care team is a key part of living well. Whether you’re staying up to date on preventive care, noticing new symptoms or managing a long-term health condition, you need experts with the experience and knowledge to understand the full picture of your health –physical and mental.

At HealthPartners and Park Nicollet, we’ve designed our primary care group to provide collaborative, comprehensive care for families and individuals. To ensure that you and your loved ones get the care you need, we have a variety of board-certified doctors in our primary care offices, from internal and family medicine doctors to pediatricians, OB-GYNs and other specialists. Plus, many of our clinics have labs, radiology departments, urgent care and on-site pharmacies so you can get tests, treatments and medications all in the same place.

Meet our primary care experts

When you’re ready to make an appointment, you can schedule it with any of the following members of our primary care team:

Family medicine doctors – Family medicine doctors care for everyone in your family, from the new baby to grandma. Since this gives them a deeper familiarity with your family’s medical history, they’re able to provide more specific, personalized care.

Internists and internal medicine doctors – Internal medicine doctors focus on caring for adults. They provide a range of services, including preventive care, physical checkups and health screenings. They treat conditions specific to both men’s and women’s health, as well as minor illnesses, injuries and chronic conditions.

Physician assistants and nurse practitioners – Physician assistants and nurse practitioners are licensed to perform physical checkups, diagnose and treat illnesses, manage chronic diseases and prescribe medications.

Pediatricians – Pediatricians specialize in caring for children, from babies to young adults. Trained to treat both minor illnesses and injuries, as well as more complex conditions, pediatricians are experts at keeping kids of all ages on track toward a healthy future.

Internal medicine/pediatrics doctors – A combined meds-peds physician has a dual board certification and can treat everyone, including children, adolescents and adults.

OB-GYNs and midwives OB-GYNs and midwives specialize in women’s health. They can practice within a primary care office or a specialty clinic and provide routine women’s health services and screenings. They also provide care during milestones such as family planning, pregnancy, childbirth and menopause.

Additionally, many of our primary care clinics have dietitians, diabetes educators, care coordinators, pharmacists and psychologists to help you develop personalized plans for achieving your health goals.

We also have people trained to answer your questions regarding insurance and payment options.

What we commonly treat

  • Annual physicals
  • Chronic (long-term) disease management, including high blood pressure, depression and diabetes
  • Common illnesses and injuries
  • Immunizations
  • Kids' health, including newborn and well-child exams
  • Men’s health, including sleep issues, hair loss and annual physicals
  • Mental health concerns
  • Nutrition and weight management
  • Recommended screenings by age
  • Skin conditions
  • Sleep issues
  • Women’s health, including breast health, annual exams, prenatal and postnatal care

Frequently asked questions about primary care (FAQs)