Family Practice providers at Mahaska Health Partnership serve as a patient’s primary care provider. The relationship a patient shares with their primary care provider enhances their heath long term.
Primary care providers, which includes family practice and pediatric providers, are professionals trained to care for your overall general health and well-being. Regardless if they are a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant; they are specially trained in diagnosing, treating and preventing a wide variety of conditions.
Over time, you and your primary care provider develop a relationship. They learn about you and your family, building a history about your health. This personal relationship and history allows your primary care provider, and your entire care team, to offer more in-depth evaluation of your health and well-being. As a team, they coordinate your care to ensure you have access to the services you need to be healthy throughout your life.
Studies show that people with an established primary care provider have better overall health and experience fewer emergency department visits and hospital stays. At Mahaska Health Partnership, primary care providers and nurses work as a care team to ensure you have easy access to appointments when you need them and are better able to establish a personalized relationship with someone you trust.
We encourage patients without an established primary care relationship to become familiar with our providers, and then set an appointment with the provider you feel best fits with your healthcare needs.