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MANY CHOICES, ONE MISSION.

Finding the family practice provider or primary care doctor who’s right for you and your family can feel overwhelming. The good news: Our physicians offer the best of both worlds — a small-practice feel with access to state-of-the-art resources. What does that mean for you? Personal, professional medical care that always puts you and yours first.

FOUNDED ON FAMILY-CENTERED CARE.

Each family practice provider and primary care physician who partners with The Outer Banks Hospital is committed to patient- and family-centered care of the highest quality. How do you know what’s best for you and your loved ones? To get you started, here’s an overview of each provider type:

PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER

Simply put, a primary care physician is your “main” doctor — the person you’d see first for routine checkups and basic health needs. If you need to see a specialist, your primary care provider (PCP) can coordinate that. A PCP can be a general practitioner, a family doctor or other provider, such as a physician assistant.

FAMILY DOCTOR

A family practice doctor is trained in several areas of medicine — making him or her qualified to provide individualized care for each member of your family, at all ages and stages. Knowing the health history of each family member allows a family practice physician to provide ongoing, comprehensive care — potentially across a lifetime. If the need arises, your family practice physician can refer you to a specialist.