Primary Care / Family Medicine

Primary Care / Family Medicine

The Weeks Medical Center Primary care providers (PCP), which include physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, are typically the first healthcare provider you see for any nonemergency medical problem. They are specifically trained for comprehensive first contact and continuing care for patients with any undiagnosed health symptom or concern, as well as preventive care. Weeks PCP’s, include:

  • General Internists—specialize in internal medicine and generally provide services to adult patients.
  • Family Practitioners—as the name implies, are qualified to care for the whole family.
  • Pediatric Practitioners—specialize in child health care, usually to age 21. 
  • Obstetricians and Gynecologists—specialize in women’s reproductive and maternal health.

Weeks Medical Center internal medicine doctors focus on adult medicine and have had special study and training focusing on the prevention and treatment of adult diseases. At least three of their seven or more years of medical school and postgraduate training are dedicated to learning how to prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases that affect adults. Although internists may act as primary care physicians, they are not “family physicians.”

Weeks Medical Center family practitioners, which may include primary care physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, provide comprehensive family care, including the treatment of acute illnesses and chronic medical conditions. They specialize in preventive medicine while providing health education for the entire family. Having a dedicated team to care for the entire family can be very beneficial.

There are many advantages to having a dedicated PCP. They know your family and medical history, lifestyle and habits. Your PCP will coordinate your care and act as an expert guide to the medical system, including referring you to specialists at Weeks and other facilities. They will help you prevent and detect health problems through regular office visits and help you develop and carry out a personal health maintenance and improvement program.

We encourage patients to establish a relationship with a PCP when they are in good health. This will ensure that we can provide you with the best care should you become sick or injured.

For more information or to make an appointment with a PCP, please call 788-5095.

Weeks also offers same day primary care. If you call by Noon, we can get you an appointment to be seen that day.

Physicians Office Locations:

Lancaster
170 Middle Street
Lancaster, NH 03584
Groveton
47 Church Street
Groveton, NH 03582
Whitefield
8 Clover Lane
Whitefield, NH 03598
North Stratford
43 Main St.
North Stratford, NH 03590