Conemaugh Physician Group - Family Medicine physicians are trained to care for patients of all ages throughout every stage of life. Family Medicine physicians, also known as Primary Care Physicians (PCP), offer regular wellness visits, screenings, illness visits and diagnosis, management for chronic conditions, and guidance for proper nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle.
Family Medicine physicians also coordinate referrals to specialists for expertise of certain illnesses or injuries. Family Medicine physicians work closely with specialty physicians to ensure comprehensive care for each patient.
Flu shots, allergy injections, and vaccinations
Treatment for colds, sore throats, sinus infections, fever, flu, and other minor illnesses
Newborn, well-child, and adolescent care
Adult and geriatric care
Ear, nose, and throat care
Health screenings including cholesterol, vision, hearing, blood pressure, blood sugar, and osteoporosis
Physical exams for school, sports, driving tests, or employment
Routine care for women, such as Pap smears and breast exams
Diabetes care and management
Benefits of a Family Medicine Physician
Familiar with the physical, emotional, and lifestyle factors that can affect the health and well-being of every member of a patient's family
Consistent medical presence through every stage of life
Wide range of training allows physician to diagnose and treat a variety of conditions
Maintain health records for each patient with ability to follow up on reports from specialists
Focus on preventative care by ensuring patients receive important age and health appropriate health screenings including vaccines, colonoscopy, mammography, and prostate exams
Patient Visit Information
Bring insurance card, co-payment, and list of all medications, both over the counter and prescription
Let nursing staff know if you are currently using or are planning to use a mail order medical supplier
Obtain prescriptions from physician at the time of appointment. Only emergency prescriptions will be called in by the nursing staff.
Emergency Medical Information
For non-emergenices, call the primary care physician office before going to the Emergency Department. This decreases wait time and increases knowledge of each patient's medical history.
If the situation is life-threatening, call 911 without delay.
Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
To prevent prescription drug abuse and protect the health and safety of the community, the Pennsylvania Department of Health collects information on all filled prescriptions for controlled substances. Controlled substances are drugs that have the potential for abuse or dependence. This information helps health care providers safety prescribe controlled substances and helps patients receive appropriate treatment.
For information about addiction treatment, visit apps.ddap.pa.gov/gethelpnow or call (717) 783-8200.
For additional information, visit doh.pa.give/PDMP.