Types of Primary Care Providers

Your primary care provider (or PCP) is your go-to person for general health concerns. The type of provider that’s best for you depends on your age, preferences and health needs. At AnMed, you can choose from:

  • Pediatricians – Care for children from birth through age 18
  • Family medicine providers – See people of all ages, from kids to older adults, so every member of your family can receive treatment in the same practice; some also provide prenatal care
  • Internal medicine providers – Focus on caring for adults, including those with more than one long-term medical condition
  • Young Adult Primary Care - See people between the ages of 18 and 35, with a focus on high tech options, mental health counseling, as well as same day lab draws.

Nurse practitioners – Serve as an extension of the physician to diagnose and treat health conditions and help you prevent and manage diseases

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Checkups & Preventive Care

Visiting your primary care doctor regularly can help you stay as healthy as possible. Talk to your doctor about preventive care that fits your family’s needs, such as:

  • Children’s developmental screenings
  • Contraceptive care
  • Medicare annual wellness visits
  • Physical exams, including school and sports physicals
  • Screenings to detect health conditions before you have symptoms
  • Vaccinations, including flu shots
  • Well-child checks
  • Well-woman exams

Illness & Injury Care

Make your primary care physician your first call when you’re sick or need care for a minor injury. You can expect a diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Chronic (long-term) diseases, like diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol
  • Colds and flus
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Earaches
  • Headaches
  • Skin problems, like rashes and warts
  • Stomachaches and nausea 
  • Strains and sprains
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Wounds

Same-Day Appointments

When you’re sick, you want to see a doctor quickly. That’s why our primary care practices offer same-day appointments to established patients. Call your doctor’s office when you’re not feeling well, and ask about seeing a provider that day. You may receive an appointment with a nurse practitioner.

Referrals to Specialty Care

When you need additional care, your primary care doctor can help you find the right specialist. Count on our doctors to work together to give you coordinated services.

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Online Scheduling & Health Information

As an AnMed patient, you can use our MyChart patient portal to:

  • Schedule appointments with your primary care doctor
  • Send messages to your primary care doctor
  • View your immunizations, test results and other medical records

Walk-in Care

If you need urgent care for a minor illness or injury when your primary care doctor isn’t available, visit AnMed CareConnect in Anderson or Clemson. Our walk-in clinics are open evenings and weekends, and they accept online reservations. You can expect coordinated care because all our providers can access your AnMed medical records.

Learn About CareConnect