A Primary Care Provider is responsible for screening all major health-related conditions. If you already have a chronic condition, your Primary Care Provider helps manage it to improve your quality of life. The providers at Perry Memorial Clinics screen for many things, including obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes.
First, let’s understand the care you receive from Primary Care Providers.
Below are the types of Primary Care Providers:
*Graduate-level degree such as a Master's of Science in Nursing (MSN) or a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP).
Perhaps you notice a sharp pain in your calf, or that chronic pain in your shoulder is acting up.
Your Primary Care Provider is your first point of contact on your road to wellness. Visiting your Primary Care Provider prior to a specialist increases communication and collaboration - essential to maintaining your whole health.
However, if life-threatening – go directly to the Emergency Department or call 911. If less severe but needs immediate care (and your clinic is not open) – visit Perry Memorial Prompt Care
Your Primary Care Provider is the gatekeeper of your healthcare. Your entire care team has access to your Electronic Health Record (EHR), accessible to all who treat you within the walls of a Perry Memorial Clinic. If your Primary Care Provider determines you need a specialist during your visit, they’ll recommend the best one for you based on their knowledge of you. Visiting a cardiologist first, who has no comprehensive background of your health history and medications, could even result in conflicting medications being prescribed.
Regular visits to your Primary Care Provider can prevent illness and detect diseases early. While regular visits may be cost more now, it is statistically proven that regular, preventative check-ups with your Primary Care Provider results in significantly less spent in the future and less suffering during your life.
Everyone in your family has a need for healthcare, and Perry Memorial Hospital offers care that is close to home. Our professional team of Physicians, PA’s, NP’s, FNP’S, DNP’S and support staff helps you and your family maintain a healthy and productive life.
Many people can be uncomfortable speaking with strangers about their healthcare. Choosing a Primary Care Provider you trust is the first step. During your first appointment, your Primary Care Provider will discuss your concerns and overall health with you. Regular follow-up visits will build a trusted relationship with your Primary Care Provider. The more you visit a provider you trust, the better your relationship with him or her and the better your care.
Your Gateway to Good Health:
- Wellness visits – we work with you to develop a personalized care plan
- Physical exams and health screening for people of all ages
- Diagnosis, treatment, and management for acute and chronic illnesses
- Disease prevention
- Women’s health services
- Well-child visits and sports physicals (IHSA Pre-certification Form & DHS School Physical Form)
Caring for pediatrics to geriatrics.
Monday through Friday: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Lunch Hour: Noon to 1 p.m.
Tuesday Evenings by appointment only: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Wellness & Prevention for families in the Henry Area.
Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wellness & Prevention for families in the Walnut Area.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. to Noon
Walk-In and same-day appointments welcomed.