Primary Care for Adults

Primary Care for Adults

Your relationship with your primary care physician makes an important difference to your positive health outcomes. Whether or not you currently see a primary care physician, or you want to find a new provider, OU Health’s primary care doctors in Oklahoma City and Tulsa offer compassionate, personalized treatment to all people of all ages. They listen to your concerns and put your well-being first.

Comprehensive Primary Care Close to Home

When you choose one of OU Health’s primary care physicians, you take the first step to connecting with the entire OU Health network of doctors and specialists in Oklahoma City, Tulsa and beyond. Your primary care doctor practices nearby in your community, knows how to treat a wide variety of conditions, injuries and illnesses, and recognizes when you need a referral to a specialist to address a specific condition or concern.

Coordinated Care for Optimal Health

If you live with a chronic condition and can benefit from ongoing monitoring or care management assistance or you experience a short-term illness like a cold or the flu, your primary care doctor welcomes you into the healthcare system, coordinates your care among all the providers or specialists you may need and helps you achieve the best possible results for your situation.

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Family Medicine

You and your loved ones can visit your family medicine doctor for comprehensive healthcare including treatment for acute and chronic conditions, health maintenance and preventive services. Your doctor has extensive education and experience that gives them the skills and knowledge to provide whole-person care to people of all ages. Your family doctor serves as your advocate in all health-related matters — biological, behavioral or social — including the appropriate use of consultants, referrals to specialists, health services and community resources. You’ll benefit from the comprehensive services available at OU Health and work with an experienced and caring family medicine doctor and gain access to multiple care providers within the same health system.

Internal Medicine

Your internal medicine doctor at OU Health specializes in diagnosing and treating common adult conditions and can help you understand and identify the root cause of your condition. With extensive whole-person healthcare expertise and years of experience, your internal medicine doctor provides primary care, preventive health services and in-depth care for chronic illness. Count on your doctor to provide expert care for any condition you may experience, no matter how common or rare, simple or complex. You and your internal medicine doctor will develop a trusting and collaborative relationship to help you maintain quality of life and coordinate care with specialists.

Geriatric Medicine

As you get older, you may experience multiple changes to your health. At OU Health, you’ll work with doctors and other healthcare professionals who follow age-friendly practices to help you get the most out of life. In addition to primary care, you can count on your OU Health geriatric medicine doctor to diagnose, treat and proactively manage conditions that require age-appropriate attention. Your senior medicine doctor will coordinate with other healthcare providers to ensure streamlined communication and care for you. In addition, you’ll benefit from access to many OU Health programs, including healthy aging and geriatric medicine services, tailored to meet the needs of older adults, including hospital services, palliative care and mental health services.

Primary Care Services & Treatments

At OU Health, you may find a primary care doctor within Family & Community Medicine services (trained in adult and children’s health for people of all ages), Internal Medicine services (specialists in adult diseases), Adolescent Medicine (specialists in young adult health) or Pediatrics services (specialists in children’s health conditions).

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As your provider gets to know you and your needs, you’ll work together to continually select the best options to support your health, such as:

  • Disease prevention, education and counseling, including health risk assessments and preventive healthcare screenings
  • Diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of common symptoms
  • Diagnostic/laboratory tests and imaging/radiology procedures, including EKGs, cardiac stress testing, ultrasound and more
  • Family medicine, including counseling for relationships or parenting
  • Geriatric medicine and senior health care, including medication assessment and management, and advocacy and referral
  • Immunizations
  • Management for common medical conditions and chronic health conditions
  • Medication counseling, including anticoagulants such as Coumadin®
  • Minor surgical procedures
  • Physical therapy and other therapeutic services
  • Referrals to other doctors when you need more specialized care, ranging from psychiatrists and behavioral therapists to neurologists and podiatrists
  • Rehabilitation medicine
  • Women’s and children’s health, including well baby and pediatric care, as well as pregnancy and childbirth services (prenatal, obstetrics, postpartum), gynecology and pelvic floor medicine

Special programs in Tulsa include Early Lifestyle Intervention to help children achieve a healthier weight, as well as Fostering Hope, designed to provide a medical home to children living in foster care or with a biological family who needs continuity in health screenings, diagnoses and treatment.

Common Medical Conditions Treated

Trust your OU Health primary care physician for complete care of a wide range of chronic (long-term) health conditions and acute (short-term) illnesses such as:

  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Allergy symptoms and asthma
  • Behavioral issues related to attention, behavior, learning and development
  • Cardiac (heart) and vascular issues
  • Child abuse and neglect
  • Chronic pain
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Common cold
  • Concussion and brain-related injury
  • Contraceptive management, including Nexplanon®
  • Delayed or advanced puberty
  • Diabetes and other chronic illness
  • Digestive diseases
  • Eating disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Growth problems
  • Heart disease
  • Headache
  • High blood pressure / hypertension
  • Influenza (flu) and other infectious diseases
  • Insomnia
  • Kidney health
  • Lung and breathing-related conditions
  • Low-back pain
  • Menstrual disorders
  • Mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, grief, bereavement
  • Neurological (nervous system and brain-related) conditions
  • Services for children with special needs
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Skin conditions such as acne and eczema
  • Sports-related injury and conditioning
  • Substance abuse
  • Thyroid and other endocrinology conditions
  • Weight management

Emergency or Urgent Care

If you need prompt care for a minor injury or short-term health condition such as a cold or flu but you can’t reach your regular doctor, visit an OU Health Emergency Room & Urgent Care location near you for convenient access to our expert physicians.

Expertise to Help You Improve Your Life

Your primary care physician takes the time to get to know you, your medical history and what’s important to you. By combining that information with their extensive healthcare expertise and years of experience, your doctor acts as your healthcare partner, helping to keep you active and healthy so you can make the most of every day. Your OU Health primary care physician invests in you with compassionate, continuing care that lasts for your lifetime.

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