Primary Care Providers

USFHP provides a network of the area's leading medical providers. Plan members choose a Primary Care provider from:

  • Franciscan Medical Group (FMG)
  • Harrison Health Partners (HHP)
  • Island Hospital & Clinics
  • Island Family Physicians (FCN) - Anacortes only
  • Lakewood Pediatrics
  • Pacific Medical Centers (PMC)
  • Pediatric Associates - Olympia (SSPA)
  • Pediatric Associates of Whidbey Island
  • Peninsula Community Health Services (PCHS)
  • Providence Medical Group (PMG) North
  • Providence Medical Group (PMG) South
  • The Doctors Clinic
  • WhidbeyHealth Medical Center & Clinics
  • Woodcreek Pediatrics

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Before choosing your provider, please confirm with clinic provider/appointment availability!

    What Is a PCP?
    Your PCP is your personal care provider and your partner in managing your health. Your PCP will get to know you, your medical history, and your individual needs. He or she sees you for all of your routine healthcare needs and maintains your medical records. Your PCP also monitors your medications and orders tests or services. If you have a complex problem, your PCP may refer you to one of USFHP’s many qualified specialists. Your PCP and your specialist will work together, as a team, to meet your healthcare needs.

    Whom Should I Choose?
    Each enrollee in your family selects a PCP. Family members do not need to select the same PCP. You may change your selection upon request. Choose a provider with whom you are comfortable!

    You may choose a:

    Care for children. These doctors combine compassionate care with advanced training. Children grow and change rapidly. Pediatricians care for them in a thoughtful way to meet their ever-changing needs. From infancy or any stage of childhood, our pediatricians will follow the development of your child. They will work with you to ensure optimal health and well-being.

    Care for all ages. These doctors are also called family practitioners. At the heart of this specialty is the relationship between the patient and the doctor. Family medicine practitioners cover all areas of a family’s health and wellness. They care for children, women and men. They also cover gynecology and aging issues. Some deliver babies. These specialists provide a medical home to their patients, looking out for overall health of the entire family by knowing them as a whole. They are also responsible for the coordination of any specialty care the patient may need.

    Care for adults, from late teenage years and on. Internal Medicine doctors are also called internists. They are trained to deal with any issue, from preventive care and common disorders to chronic disease. They do not treat children or deliver babies, and they do not perform surgeries. Some internists are additionally trained and board-certified in specialties. So, an internal medicine doctor may be trained in cardiology or geriatrics. They are also good at treating patients who have several chronic illnesses at one time. Other doctors often ask them to help solve complex or puzzling health issues.

    Care for adults. A DO degree is very similar to an MD degree (Doctor of Medicine). The training is comparable, and these doctors may practice the full scope of medicine and surgery anywhere in the U.S. There is one distinct difference in their medical school training. The DO student completes 300–500 hours of hands-on study of the muscular and skeletal systems. Many DO physicians complete specialty programs.

    Care for children or adults, depending on the scope of practice. An ARNP has a graduate level degree. It is either a Master of Nursing or a Doctor of Nursing Practice. ARNPs can examine, diagnose and treat patients with acute illness or chronic diseases. These nurses also can order and interpret tests and prescribe medications. And they often focus on prevention, wellness and education.

    Care for children or adults, depending on the scope of practice. A PA is a medical professional, and he or she works as a team with a supervising physician.  A physician’s assistant can examine, diagnose and treat patients, and prescribe medications. And they often focus on prevention, wellness and education. PAs hold a master’s degree. They have their own medical license, which is regulated by state medical boards.

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