What is Primary Care?

Same-day appointments available

What is Primary Care?

Walk-in care:

Mon – Fri: 8:00 am – 6:30 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Like an urgent care, you can see us during these times without an appointment.

Primary care is the ongoing healthcare you receive from a trusted primary care physician (PCP) who gets to know you and your unique medical history. They serve as your go-to partner for preventive care, routine check-ups, and managing any health concerns that may arise.

Your PCP will guide you on the path to better health, offering personalized care and ensuring you receive the right screenings, vaccinations, and treatments when needed.

Primary Care Specialties

Within primary care, there are specialized fields that cater to specific age groups and medical conditions, ensuring comprehensive and tailored care for individuals at every stage of life.

  • Family Medicine:
    Family medicine is a vital branch of primary care that offers comprehensive healthcare for people of all ages, from newborns to seniors.

We prioritize:

      • Preventive medicine, such as screenings and vaccinations
      • Staying proactive about your health through regular check-ups

      Our primary care clinic provides a wide range of family medicine services, including thorough health assessments, acute illness care (such as caring for the flu or cold), chronic disease management (such as diabetes or high blood pressure), and personalized health education.

  • Internal Medicine
    Internal medicine
    is a specialized field of primary care for adults, focusing on preventing, diagnosing, and managing complex medical conditions. Our expert internal medicine doctors deliver comprehensive healthcare, addressing a wide range of health issues with precision and expertise.
  • Geriatrics
    Geriatrics is a specialized field of medicine that focuses on the unique healthcare needs of seniors.

In geriatrics, we address age-related issues such as:

      • Chronic diseases
      • Mobility problems
      • Cognitive decline
      • Medication management

      Our goal is to optimize health and well-being while preserving independence and promoting functional abilities.

  • Pediatrics
    Pediatrics is a specialized branch of healthcare that focuses on the medical needs of infants, children, and adolescents.

In pediatrics, we address a wide range of healthcare needs including:

      • Preventive care
      • Growth and development monitoring
      • Immunizations
      • Acute illness management
      • Management of chronic conditions specific to children

      Learn more about the comprehensive pediatric services provided by Franklin County Medical Clinic.

Proactive Healthcare Starts Here

Building a strong bond with your primary care physician (PCP) is vital for your overall well-being. They will understand your medical history, and unique needs, and provide personalized care, acting as your healthcare advocate.

Importance of Yearly Wellness Visits with Your PCP:

  • Preventive screenings help detect and prevent health issues..
  • Most insurance plans cover these visits entirely, making them easily accessible.
  • Wellness visits are an opportunity for a comprehensive health evaluation and support with any goals you have.
  • Yearly wellness visits are recommended for every person.
  • Personalized care plans focused on disease prevention and lifestyle adjustments.

Take Control of Your Health:

Having good health starts with establishing a relationship with your primary care doctor for the best medical care. You should pick a doctor you feel most comfortable with and who is able to treat your specific concerns. You can call our primary care clinic and they can help you choose a doctor that is right for you.

Our Primary Care Providers

Lance Hansen, MD

Lance Hansen, MD

Family Medicine

    Stephanie Hendricks, PA

    Stephanie Hendricks, PA

    Family Medicine

      Avery Jeffers, MD

      Avery Jeffers, MD

      Internal Medicine

        Stuart Knapp, MD

        Stuart Knapp, MD

        Family Medicine

          Dr. Morrison Portrait

          Chelsie Morrison, DO

          Family Medicine

            Amy Pabawena, FNP

            Amy Pabawena, FNP

            Family Medicine

              Daniel Patten, MD

              Daniel Patten, MD

              Family Medicine

                Joel T. Webb, PA-C

                Joel T. Webb, PA-C

                Family Medicine

                  Chantee Wyatt, PA-C

                  Chantee Wyatt, PA-C

                  Family Medicine

                    Our Primary Care Location

                    Franklin County Medical Clinic
                    64 N 1st E, Preston, ID 83263
                    Clinic Hours:
                    Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
                    Saturday 9:00 am-1:00 pm
                    Walk-In Care:
                    Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
                    Saturday 9:00 am- 1:00 pm
                    (208)-852-2900

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