Providing Increased Access to Primary Care
Our growing primary care network serves residents in Lowndes, Lanier, Berrien, and beyond. Whether you are healthy or have health concerns, it’s never too early or too late to establish a relationship with one of SGMC’s primary care providers. It’s quick and easy to do and ensures you have access to consistent, quality healthcare. It also gives you access to the region’s most comprehensive specialty network.
- Preventive and wellness medicine
- Health coaching
- Physical exams, including annual sports, pre-employment and more
- Acute and chronic disease management (diabetes, hypertension, obesity, asthma, depression, etc)
- Women’s health
- Minor emergencies
- Counseling for weight management and smoking cessation
For the uninsured, Partnership Health Center provides low-cost primary and walk-in urgent care.
What is a Family Medicine Physician?
A Family Medicine Physician is a medical specialist who is trained in the Specialty of Family Medicine. Like other specialists, Family Medicine Physicians complete an extensive three-year residency program after graduating from medical school.
A Family Medicine Physician provides comprehensive medical care for all members of the family. Instead of specializing in only one area of medical care, Family Medicine Physicians are trained in all major medical areas; from surgery to internal medicine, dermatology to psychiatry, gynecology to pediatrics, orthopedics to sports medicine, and well-child care to preventive medicine.
When a referral is necessary, your Family Medicine Physician’s background in so many sub-specialties assists in guiding you to the proper sub-specialist. Also, your Family Medicine Physician’s emphasis on preventive health care can improve your health at the lowest possible cost.
What is an Internal Medicine Physician?
As stated for the Family Medicine Physicians, Internal Medicine Physicians are also required to complete a three-year residency program. SGMC is proud to now offer an internal medicine residency program to enhance access to primary care.
General physicians are trained to treat patients of all ages. Internal Medical Physicians, however, treat adults only. Our Internal Medicine Physicians are specialized in all areas of adult care. This includes primary care and treatment, immunizations, preventative care, health, and nutrition education, prescriptions, ordering and interpreting lab work, physical exams, STD screenings, vision/hearing screenings and more.
Internal Medicine Physicians also have the ability to refer you, based on your treatment needs, to a specialist. Your Internal Medicine Physician, as your Primary Care doctor, provides specified treatment and direction, making your health their number one priority.