Away Clinic will provide personalized primary healthcare for patients of all ages—children and adults. We work hard to ensure quality patient care and good service.
Primary Care Services Offered
Primary care providers are an integral part of the healthcare system, providing accessible and comprehensive care. Away Clinic's primary care includes preventative services such as physicals, immunizations, and screenings; diagnosis and treatment of common illnesses; management of chronic conditions; and health counseling for patients. Primary care providers can be family medicine doctors, internal medicine physicians, pediatricians, and obstetricians/gynecologists.
Come to Away Clinic for:
-high blood pressure screenings
-diabetes screenings and blood sugar tests
-weight loss and nutrition education
-chronic care management
-routine and travel vaccinations
Make an appointment online or call 480-712-8865
Meet your New Primary Care Doctor
Nurse Practitioners vs. Family Medicine Physicians
In primary care, oftentimes nurse practitioners (NPs) or a physician assistants' can serve as your primary care provider. They may have a family medicine physician as the medical director, or a nurse practitioner may work independently in the state of Arizona. Both receive training in family medicine and managing chronic health conditions.
Primary care practices are usually the first contact for many patients entering the health care system.
Nurse practitioners are advanced practice nurses with specialized training in primary care and family medicine. They provide primary care services similar to those of primary care physicians, but they may have additional expertise in areas like pediatrics or mental health. NPs can also prescribe medications and diagnose and treat illnesses.
Primary care NPs also often provide primary care services in settings where primary care physicians are not available, such as rural areas or under-served communities. Additionally, NPs may be able to spend more time with patients and provide additional preventive care services that other medical specialists may not be able to provide due to time constraints.
What is the Role of a Primary Care Doctor
In primary care, your healthcare provider can provide comprehensive care to ensure you stay in good health. Depending on your health, they could send you to the emergency room or refer you to another medical professional. Primary care doctors perform annual wellness exams and monitor for high blood pressure.
Some primary care doctors offer urgent care services, but not all. If you need urgent care, please call your primary care doctor. Developing a long-term relationship with your primary care doctor is important to receive treatment, education, and care. When looking for a primary care provider, consider how accessible the office is, if the hours fit with your lifestyle and job schedule, which insurance plans they accept, what type of services are provided, and if they are accepting new patients.
It is also important to consider primary care provider's bedside manner and rapport that you have with them. A primary care physician should be willing to answer questions and listen to your concerns, as well as give advice about wellness and lifestyle changes. Your primary care provider should ultimately feel like a reliable partner in your health care.