Your health is our primary concern.Promoting healthy lifestyles and preventive medicine through high-quality, personalized care.
Indiana University Health understands that primary care is an important aspect of your overall health and wellness. Keeping up with routine and preventive care early and regularly can make a huge difference in your overall wellbeing.
In choosing IU Health for your family’s care, you have selected a team of primary care providers (PCPs) who are part of the only nationally-ranked healthcare system in the state of Indiana. From newborns to seniors, we promote healthy lifestyles and preventive medicine through high-quality, personalized care.
IU Health is home to the most highly-skilled network of board-certified family medicine physicians, internal medicine physicians and pediatricians in the state. Riley Physicians is a collaboration between Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health and IU Health Physicians to expertly treat your child’s everyday health needs.
As a national leader in quality, IU Health maintains the highest clinical standards and is committed to rigorous quality initiatives. Our patients benefit from a system-wide focus on excellence and ongoing efforts to apply evidence-based approaches.
Many of our primary care practices are modeled as Patient-Centered Medical Homes. The cornerstone of a medical home is patient-centeredness, which means that you are provided access to care and information when and where you need it. In a medical home, a team of healthcare professionals—which may include hospitalists, specialists and other healthcare providers—coordinates your care to ensure you receive the preventive care you need to keep you healthy.
Primary Care Services
Primary care offers a wide range of services to assure each patient’s total well being. Our PCPs provide compassionate and specialized care for individuals of all ages. You have many choices when choosing a PCP. While each doctor may have trained a bit differently, we are dedicated to serving your primary healthcare needs as a team. We provide services including, but not limited to:
- Routine health exams
- Disease management and education
- Cancer screenings
- Sports physicals
Our family medicine doctors provide you and your family with continuing, comprehensive care during all phases of life—from birth, infancy and childhood, through adolescence, to adult life and the changes each phase brings. We promote healthy lifestyles, preventive medicine and provide the highest quality personalized care to each family member.
Our internal medicine doctors—also called “internists” and “general internists”—see adults aged 18 and older and cover all primary health concerns except surgery and obstetrics. We provide comprehensive care focused on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of adult diseases, and are trained to solve diagnostic problems and routinely handle the management of severe chronic illnesses. We focus on the coordination of care for our patients and management of referrals to specialty colleagues, when necessary.
Pediatrics (General Pediatrics)
Our diverse group of pediatricians and pediatric nurse practitioners specialize in many areas, allowing us to take care of your children's general issues and complex needs. Many of our pediatrics practices offer same-day sick appointments, evening hours for busy families and a 24-hour phone nurse for questions.
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics (Med/Peds)
Our Internal Med/Peds doctors have dual board certifications in internal medicine and pediatrics. Caring for all family members, from newborns to seniors, we focus on preventive medicine and health for your entire family.
IU Health Women’s Health includes a team of OB/GYNs who provides comprehensive care for women from adolescence to adulthood.
When feelings of being “blue,” anxious, unfocused or just plain stressed-out persist to the point that it interferes with day-to-day life, you may want to consider professional help. IU Health Behavioral Health team includes psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists and social workers to care for you and your individual needs.
Primary Care Sports Medicine
Sports Medicine doctors are PCPs who specialize in the treatment of activity-, exercise- and sports-related injuries, including back, bone and joint pain. All are board-certified in sports medicine.
Primary Care Team
Providing the best comprehensive healthcare for you and your family requires the experience and specialty of a team of professionals. In addition to your medical doctor, there are other trained medical professionals who may provide care. Our team approach ensures you receive the highest quality care and treatment.
Members of your health care team may include:
- Doctors (MD, DO)
- Registered nurses (RN)
- Licensed practical nurses (LPN)
- Medical assistants (MA)
- Advanced practice nurses (APN)
- Certified nurse midwives (CNM)
- Clinical nurse specialists (CNS)
- Nurse practitioners (NP)
- Physicians assistants (PA)
Our licenses may vary, but we are united in our mission to provide the best care for you and your family. Learn more about what our respective training and the role we play in your care.
Primary Care Locations
When you can't wait
Nothing replaces a strong relationship with your primary care doctor to keep you well. But when you need immediate attention outside of your doctor's regular office hours, IU Health provides convenient, high quality alternatives to meet your needs anytime.
IU Health Immediate Care is available when you need urgent medical care. When you doctor's office is closed, IU Health Immediate Care is available for any non-life-threatening illness or injury.
IU Health Emergency Services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at over a dozen locations for those unexpected injuries or symptoms that can't wait.
Choosing a PCP
Your primary care doctor is more than just a doctor to call when you're sick. Your PCP is your partner in maintaining and optimizing your health.
A number of practical factors should be considered when selecting PCPs for you and your family. Is the office location convenient for you? Do the office hours meet your needs? Does the doctor accept your insurance plan? Are they affiliated with your preferred hospital and other specialists?
Beyond those basic considerations, be sure that you are comfortable talking with your doctor about your needs and goals for your health. A positive, caring relationship with your primary care doctor can help you with the knowledge and tools you need to get and stay healthy.
Use our Find A Doctor search tool to locate a primary care doctor that best meets you and your family's healthcare needs.