Primary Care

We’re here to keep you healthy out there.

When life happens no one can get you back out there like your primary care physician. At Southeast Primary Care, we build a one-on-one connection with you, to provide the right care for your individual needs. With over 40 providers located throughout the region, our team is specially trained and skilled in comprehensive first connection and continuing care for people of all ages. We get to know your health history and we’re with you for the long term.

Our Services

Sick today. Be seen today.

Call one of our primary care locations listed below to make an appointment.
  • Health promotion and screenings
  • Disease prevention
  • Health maintenance exams and check-ups
  • Counseling
  • Patient education
  • Diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses
  • Lesion removal, dermatology services and wound care
  • Immunizations
  • Work and school physicals
  • Allergy injections

Reach Out and Read

Learning begins at birth and the providers at Southeast Primary Care want to help parents enhance learning with

Reach Out and Read, a national program developed to promote a love of reading and encourage children to read together with their families.
  • New, fun to read and educational books in English and Spanish are given to parents during well-child check-ups beginning at the age of 6 months and continuing through 5 years.
  • Children served by Reach Out and Read score three to six months ahead of peers on vocabulary tests.
  • Since its inception, 4 million children across the country have been positively impacted by Reach Out and Read.

Why Choose Us

Establishing a relationship with one of our Primary Care Providers (PCP) will provide you and your family with a lifelong personal health advocate. From your child’s first check-up to your grandmother’s annual preventative exam, we partner with your entire family to promote their health and well-being at every stage of life.

Your PCP is your first connection to our very caring and talented providers in SoutheastHEALTH Medical Group. This health care “team” works collaboratively to detect patterns in your health and recommend lifestyle changes to prevent future complications requiring expensive specialty care. For example, simple testing during a visit with your PCP can detect health problems, such as high blood pressure, that may go unnoticed leading to more serious issues later in life.

National research studies conducted have found that patients with a PCP have better:

  • Management of chronic diseases
  • Lower overall health care costs
  • And a higher level of satisfaction with their care

Preventing Disease

You and your Primary Care Provider (PCP) will work together to reduce your risk for chronic disease. Chronic diseases —including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and cancer— account for some of the most common health problems in the United States, according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Many of these chronic diseases are preventable, as they’re linked to poor diet and lifestyle choices including tobacco use, excessive alcohol consumption, and inadequate physical activity.

The CDC reports some sobering statistics about Americans:

  • Chronic diseases are the leading causes of death and disability.
  • 70% of annual deaths are due to chronic diseases.
  • These preventable conditions not only compromise quality of life, they add to rising health care costs—75% of our health care dollars are devoted to treat these diseases.
  • Among adults ages 20 to 74, diabetes remains the leading cause of kidney failure, blindness, and non-traumatic lower-extremity amputations.

Health Risk Assessments

In order to aid your PCP in identifying your risk for chronic disease you can take an online health risk assessment (HRA). Each HRA is a short questionnaire that evaluates your current health-related behaviors and quality of life. Upon completion, your risk for developing certain chronic diseases is calculated and you are provided with a personal report that includes your results and recommendations for next steps.

Family Cancer Risk Testing

If you have a family history of cancer, you might be a candidate for family cancer risk testing. This simple test can help your provider determine if you are at increased risk for developing cancer due to a genetic mutation passed down through your family.

Screenings by Age

Ages 18-39

  • Blood Pressure Screening – every two years
  • Cholesterol Screening – every five years
  • Tetanus-diphtheria Immunization – every ten years
  • Monthly testicular self-exam
  • Monthly breast self-exam
  • Complete breast exam – every three years
  • Pelvic exam and pap smear – every year starting at age 21

Ages 40-65

  • Blood Pressure Screening – every two years
  • Cholesterol Screening – every five years
  • Colon Cancer Screening – every 10 years between age 50 and 80
  • Flu vaccine – every year after the age 50
  • Tetanus-diphtheria Immunization – every ten years
  • Physical Exam – every one to five years
  • Prostate Exam – every two years
  • Osteoporosis Screening – every two to five years
  • Monthly breast self-exam
  • Mammogram – every one to two years after age 40
  • Pelvic exam and pap smear – every year
  • Shingles Vaccine – may be given after age 60

Ages 65 and older

  • Blood Pressure Screening – every year
  • Cholesterol Screening – every three to five years
  • Colon Cancer Screening – every 10 years
  • Flu vaccine – every year
  • Tetanus-diphtheria Immunization – every ten years
  • Pneumococcal Vaccine – every 5 years
  • Physical Exam – every year
  • Prostate Exam – discuss with your physician
  • Osteoporosis Screening – get a DXA scan if over 70
  • Monthly breast self-exam
  • Mammogram – every one to two years after age 40
  • Pelvic exam and pap smear – every year