Primary Care

Preventive care, health maintenance and treatment from doctors you trust

A primary care physician (PCP) plays a critical role in the health of you and your family. Our doctors are on the front line of care in your community. They get to know you, and are trusted advisors who answer your most important healthcare questions. 

Whether it’s protection from flu season, an annual physical, or symptoms that needs treatment, regular visits to your family doctor provide the best prevention and care for most of your healthcare needs.

At IU Health, you’ll find the most skilled network of primary care physicians in Indiana. Our primary care doctors focus on family medicine, internal medicine, sports medicine, pediatrics in partnership with Riley Hospital for Children, and women’s health. They are the doctors you turn to when you need them most. 

By providing coordinated care and treatment backed by the extensive resources and technology of the IU Health community, we’re your family’s partners in health. 

Whether you need an annual checkup, or you are feeling unwell, the fastest and best option is consulting your primary care doctor. They know your family health history, have access to and can update your medical records, keep track of immunizations, manage medications and they know you best when it comes to what symptoms may need special care. 

For most medical needs, your primary care doctor is the best medical professional to treat you and your family. If you need specialized care, you’ll be referred to a specialist, who will keep your primary care doctor up-to-date on your care and treatment. Your primary care physician is the most important professional resource for your physical and emotional care. In fact, he or she can save your life before you know you need help.

Our Approach to Primary Care

At IU Health, you’ll find the most skilled network of primary care physicians in Indiana. Our primary care doctors focus on family medicine, internal medicine, sports medicine, pediatrics in partnership with Riley Hospital for Children, and women’s health. They are the doctors you turn to when you need them most. 

By providing coordinated care and treatment backed by the extensive resources and technology of the IU Health community, we’re your family’s partners in health. 

Whether you need an annual checkup, or you are feeling unwell, the fastest and best option is consulting your primary care doctor. They know your family health history, have access to and can update your medical records, keep track of immunizations, manage medications and they know you best when it comes to what symptoms may need special care. 

For most medical needs, your primary care doctor is the best medical professional to treat you and your family. If you need specialized care, you’ll be referred to a specialist, who will keep your primary care doctor up-to-date on your care and treatment. Your primary care physician is the most important professional resource for your physical and emotional care. In fact, he or she can save your life before you know you need help.

With hundreds of board-certified and highly skilled primary care physicians available in 50+ offices throughout the state, IU Health is conveniently located and available to you no matter where you may live in Indiana. Our health care professionals are part of your community. 

By providing centralized online scheduling for new and existing patients, same day appointments in the Indianapolis area, and in some cases, video appointments, you can rest assured that your care and convenience are our priority.

Our Primary Care Services

Family Medicine

Family medicine doctors provide you and your family with expert, comprehensive care during all phases of life—from birth, infancy and childhood, through adolescence, to adult life and the changes each phase brings. They promote healthy lifestyles, preventive medicine and provide the highly-skilled and personalized care to each family member. 

Internal Medicine

Internal medicine doctors—also called “internists” and “general internists”— treat adults aged 18 and older and cover all primary health concerns except surgery and obstetrics. They provide comprehensive care focused on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of adult diseases. Internists are trained to solve diagnostic problems and routinely handle the management of severe chronic illnesses. They focus on the coordination of care for patients and management of referrals to specialty colleagues, when necessary.

Pediatrics

At Riley Physicians Primary Care, pediatricians and pediatric nurse practitioners are dedicated to caring for your children's general issues as well as complex needs. Many of our pediatric practices offer same-day sick appointments, flexible hours for busy families and a 24-hour phone nurse for questions.

Internal Medicine & Pediatrics

Internal Medicine and Pediatrics doctors have dual board certifications in internal medicine and pediatrics. Caring for all family members, from newborns to seniors, they focus on preventive medicine and health for your entire family.

Women's Health

IU Health Women’s Health includes a team of OB/GYN specialists who provide comprehensive care for women from adolescence to adulthood. As specialists, they cannot always guarantee a same-day appointment but will work with you to secure the soonest possible appointment. 

Choosing a Primary Care Physician

Choosing a doctor who understands your concerns, your schedule, and your health priorities is important. He or she can become your lifelong professional health partner. 

Our Find Providers tool can help you search for physicians by location, specialty, background and profile. With a range of subspecialties, you can find a primary care doctor who is professionally trained in everything from osteopathic medicine to pediatrics to geriatrics. 

Your primary care provider (PCP) is more than just a doctor to call when you're sick. Your PCP is your partner in maintaining and optimizing your health.

Our doctors are accepting new patients every day. You can schedule a “get to know you visit” that will help you find the doctor who is the right fit for you or your family. 

These free 20-minute visits allow you to meet with a physician to determine if they are a good match for your needs. Schedule a “get to know you visit” by calling 888.IUHEALTH or online at My IU Health.

Preparing For Your First Visit

Practical factors should be considered when selecting a medical professional for you and your family.

  • Do you need to schedule a “get to know you” appointment or do you need treatment?
  • Is the office location convenient for you?
  • Do the office hours meet your needs?
  • Does the doctor accept your insurance plan?
  • Is he or she affiliated with your preferred hospital and medical specialists?

Beyond 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. Bring a list of prescription medication that you are taking and be prepared to show your insurance card and provide a health history on your first appointment.

My IU Health will help you book an appointment, send messages to your care team, view lab results or pay a bill. It is secure and easy to use.

Urgent & Emergency Care

If care is needed after hours, or on holidays, urgent or immediate care centers may be your best option, otherwise, always contact your primary care doctor first. 

If you are treated for an emergency in an IU Health emergency room, or if you needed to visit an IU Health Urgent Care Center, your primary care doctor can be informed of your treatment plan so that you receive not only short term, but longer-term care, treatment and follow up.

Why IU Health for Primary Care

With hundreds of board-certified and highly skilled primary care physicians available in 50+ offices throughout the state, IU Health is conveniently located and available to you no matter where you may live in Indiana. Our health care professionals are part of your community. 

By providing centralized online scheduling for new and existing patients, same day appointments in the Indianapolis area, and in some cases, video appointments, you can rest assured that your care and convenience are our priority.

Our Primary Care Services

Family Medicine

Family medicine doctors provide you and your family with expert, comprehensive care during all phases of life—from birth, infancy and childhood, through adolescence, to adult life and the changes each phase brings. They promote healthy lifestyles, preventive medicine and provide the highly-skilled and personalized care to each family member. 

Internal Medicine

Internal medicine doctors—also called “internists” and “general internists”— treat adults aged 18 and older and cover all primary health concerns except surgery and obstetrics. They provide comprehensive care focused on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of adult diseases. Internists are trained to solve diagnostic problems and routinely handle the management of severe chronic illnesses. They focus on the coordination of care for patients and management of referrals to specialty colleagues, when necessary.

Pediatrics

At Riley Physicians Primary Care, pediatricians and pediatric nurse practitioners are dedicated to caring for your children's general issues as well as complex needs. Many of our pediatric practices offer same-day sick appointments, flexible hours for busy families and a 24-hour phone nurse for questions.

Internal Medicine & Pediatrics

Internal Medicine and Pediatrics doctors have dual board certifications in internal medicine and pediatrics. Caring for all family members, from newborns to seniors, they focus on preventive medicine and health for your entire family.

Women's Health

IU Health Women’s Health includes a team of OB/GYN specialists who provide comprehensive care for women from adolescence to adulthood. As specialists, they cannot always guarantee a same-day appointment but will work with you to secure the soonest possible appointment. 

Choosing a Primary Care Physician

Choosing a doctor who understands your concerns, your schedule, and your health priorities is important. He or she can become your lifelong professional health partner. 

Our Find Providers tool can help you search for physicians by location, specialty, background and profile. With a range of subspecialties, you can find a primary care doctor who is professionally trained in everything from osteopathic medicine to pediatrics to geriatrics. 

Your primary care provider (PCP) is more than just a doctor to call when you're sick. Your PCP is your partner in maintaining and optimizing your health.

Our doctors are accepting new patients every day. You can schedule a “get to know you visit” that will help you find the doctor who is the right fit for you or your family. 

These free 20-minute visits allow you to meet with a physician to determine if they are a good match for your needs. Schedule a “get to know you visit” by calling 888.IUHEALTH or online at My IU Health.

Preparing For Your First Visit

Practical factors should be considered when selecting a medical professional for you and your family.

  • Do you need to schedule a “get to know you” appointment or do you need treatment?
  • Is the office location convenient for you?
  • Do the office hours meet your needs?
  • Does the doctor accept your insurance plan?
  • Is he or she affiliated with your preferred hospital and medical specialists?

Beyond 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. Bring a list of prescription medication that you are taking and be prepared to show your insurance card and provide a health history on your first appointment.

My IU Health will help you book an appointment, send messages to your care team, view lab results or pay a bill. It is secure and easy to use.

Urgent & Emergency Care

If care is needed after hours, or on holidays, urgent or immediate care centers may be your best option, otherwise, always contact your primary care doctor first. 

If you are treated for an emergency in an IU Health emergency room, or if you needed to visit an IU Health Urgent Care Center, your primary care doctor can be informed of your treatment plan so that you receive not only short term, but longer-term care, treatment and follow up.

Patient Stories for Primary Care