Primary Care

Preventive care, health maintenance and treatment from the doctors you trust – now offering virtual visits

A primary care physician (PCP) plays a critical role in the health of you and your family.

They get to know you and are trusted advisors who answer your most important healthcare questions.

You might need protection from flu season, an annual physical, or symptoms that need treatment. Regular visits to your family doctor offer the best prevention and care for your health 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 Children's Health)
  • Women’s health

They are the doctors you turn to when you need them most.

We provide coordinated care and treatment for you. We're backed by the extensive resources and technology of the IU Health community. This allows us to be your family’s partners in health.

If you need an annual checkup or are feeling unwell, the fastest and best option is your primary care doctor. Here's why:

  • They know your family health history
  • They have access to and can update your medical records
  • They keep track of immunizations
  • They manage medications
  • 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. The specialist will keep your primary care doctor updated on your care and treatment.

Your primary care physician is the most important professional resource for your care. 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 Children's Health)
  • Women’s health

They are the doctors you turn to when you need them most.

We provide coordinated care and treatment for you. We're backed by the extensive resources and technology of the IU Health community. This allows us to be your family’s partners in health.

If you need an annual checkup or are feeling unwell, the fastest and best option is your primary care doctor. Here's why:

  • They know your family health history
  • They have access to and can update your medical records
  • They keep track of immunizations
  • They manage medications
  • 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. The specialist will keep your primary care doctor updated on your care and treatment.

Your primary care physician is the most important professional resource for your care. He or she can save your life before you know you need help.

We have 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.

You can rest assured that your care and convenience are our priority. We offer centralized online scheduling for new and existing patients and video appointments.

    Our Primary Care Services

    Family Medicine

    Family medicine doctors provide you and your family with expert care during all phases of life. They are with you from birth, infancy and childhood, the teen years and to adult life. They promote healthy lifestyles and preventive medicine. They offer highly-skilled and personalized care to each family member.

    Internal Medicine

    Internal medicine doctors are sometimes called “internists” or “general internists”. They treat adults aged 18 and older and cover all primary health concerns except surgery and obstetrics.

    They provide care focused on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of adult diseases. They are trained to solve diagnostic problems and manage severe chronic illnesses. They focus on your coordination of care. They refer to specialists, when necessary.

    Pediatrics

    At Riley Physicians Primary Care, we are dedicated to caring for your children's general issues or complex needs. Many of our practices offer services such as:

    • Same-day sick appointments
    • Flexible hours for busy families
    • 24-hour phone nurse for questions

    Internal Medicine & Pediatrics

    These doctors have board certifications in internal medicine and pediatrics. They care for all family members, from newborns to seniors. They focus on preventive medicine and health for your family.

    Women's Health

    IU Health Women’s Health includes a team of OB/GYNs who provide care for women from adolescence to adulthood. As specialists, we can't always guarantee a same-day appointment. We will work with you to book 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 meets your needs.

    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

    You should consider these factors when choosing a provider 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?

    Be sure 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 in your daily life. You'll have the knowledge and tools you need to get and stay healthy.

    At your first appointment, bring a list of prescription medication you are taking. Also, be prepared to show your insurance card and provide a health history.

    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 you need care after hours or on a holiday, urgent care may be your best option. Otherwise, always contact your primary care doctor first.

    If you visit an IU Health emergency room or IU Health Urgent Care, your primary care doctor can be informed of your treatment plan. That way you get the short-term care you need, as well as longer-term care, treatment and follow up.

    Why IU Health for Primary Care

    We have 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.

    You can rest assured that your care and convenience are our priority. We offer centralized online scheduling for new and existing patients and video appointments.

      Our Primary Care Services

      Family Medicine

      Family medicine doctors provide you and your family with expert care during all phases of life. They are with you from birth, infancy and childhood, the teen years and to adult life. They promote healthy lifestyles and preventive medicine. They offer highly-skilled and personalized care to each family member.

      Internal Medicine

      Internal medicine doctors are sometimes called “internists” or “general internists”. They treat adults aged 18 and older and cover all primary health concerns except surgery and obstetrics.

      They provide care focused on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of adult diseases. They are trained to solve diagnostic problems and manage severe chronic illnesses. They focus on your coordination of care. They refer to specialists, when necessary.

      Pediatrics

      At Riley Physicians Primary Care, we are dedicated to caring for your children's general issues or complex needs. Many of our practices offer services such as:

      • Same-day sick appointments
      • Flexible hours for busy families
      • 24-hour phone nurse for questions

      Internal Medicine & Pediatrics

      These doctors have board certifications in internal medicine and pediatrics. They care for all family members, from newborns to seniors. They focus on preventive medicine and health for your family.

      Women's Health

      IU Health Women’s Health includes a team of OB/GYNs who provide care for women from adolescence to adulthood. As specialists, we can't always guarantee a same-day appointment. We will work with you to book 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 meets your needs.

      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

      You should consider these factors when choosing a provider 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?

      Be sure 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 in your daily life. You'll have the knowledge and tools you need to get and stay healthy.

      At your first appointment, bring a list of prescription medication you are taking. Also, be prepared to show your insurance card and provide a health history.

      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 you need care after hours or on a holiday, urgent care may be your best option. Otherwise, always contact your primary care doctor first.

      If you visit an IU Health emergency room or IU Health Urgent Care, your primary care doctor can be informed of your treatment plan. That way you get the short-term care you need, as well as longer-term care, treatment and follow up.

      Patient Stories for Primary Care