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Primary Care Team

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Primary Care Team

Our Coordinated Care Model system includes:

Providing the best health care is our goal

WellMed’s Primary Care Team has one goal in mind: to provide the best health care to you, our patients and your families. Our coordinated team approach allows our doctors and medical staff to review and communicate your needs to specialists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other medical support staff. You are not just a patient of your primary care provider. You are a patient of the entire primary care team.

Primary Care Physicians lead patient care

Primary care refers to the type of care you receive in the doctor’s office. The Primary Care Physician (PCP) is your chosen doctor.

Your relationship with your PCP is very important. The PCP is the first point of contact to help you stay healthy, diagnose and treat illnesses and generally be an advocate and guide for better health. As a leader of your health care team, the PCP will coordinate the care by providing pre-authorization and referrals when needed. The PCP will also help you with your overall health care, including preventive care, health education, disease management and medication education.

Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistant support your Primary Care Physician

Your PCP is in charge of your overall health care. However, there may be times when you will be scheduled to see a Nurse Practitioners (NP) and Physician Assistants (PA) instead of your PCP. NPs and PAs are licensed health care professionals and are considered an extension of your PCP. NPs and PAs are available in most of our clinics and see patients regularly. In addition to communicating your health care needs with your PCP ensuring you get the best treatment, in most cases they can prescribe medication, order tests, and refer patients to specialists.

Health Coaches and Disease Management

If you are diagnosed by your PCP with a chronic illness, you may have the opportunity to spend time with a Health Coach after your regularly scheduled PCP visit. A Health Coach is a registered nurse who works directly with your PCP and in collaboration with WellMed’s Disease Management program providing you with the tools and education you need to effectively live with your chronic illness.

Health Coaches provide coaching for self-management support, focused education for your specific disease needs, medication and treatment options, and identify additional resources to assist in managing your disease such as social workers, diabetic testing supplies and even diabetic shoes.

Our Health Coaches focus on chronic diseases such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Ischemic Heart Disease
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease/Asthma

Specialists

When you need more specialized attention, your PCP will coordinate and communicate your care plan with a WellMed network Specialist. The Specialist will communicate results and recommendations back to your PCP so you and your physician can determine the best course of action.

Hospitalists

A Hospitalist is a physician who works in the hospital setting. If you are admitted to the hospital, a hospitalist will manage your care in conjunction with your PCP. Our hospitalists can access your electronic medical records at any time so you get the right tests at the right time. All care plans are communicated between the hospitalist and your PCP.

Case Managers

When you are admitted as a patient into a hospital, we assign a personal Case Manager to help you through every step of your health care process.

Your Case Manager will communicate with your PCP, hospitalist, hospital personnel and specialists. He or she will coordinate your medical needs during your hospital or skilled nursing facility stay, all the way through discharge. Your Case Manager will also help you with any necessary paperwork and facility transfers.

On-Call Providers

On-Call Providers

Medical provider on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Here when you need us.

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Important Screenings and Vaccines

Important Screenings and Vaccines

The key to staying healthy is to take preventive action.

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Identify High-Risk Medications

Identify High-Risk Medications

Stay safe. Some medications are considered 'high risk'.

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Eye Exams and Glaucoma Screenings

Eye Exams and Glaucoma Screenings

These exams help stop eye problems from developing or worsening.

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Breast Cancer Screening

Breast Cancer Screening

Mammograms are recommended every two years for women 40-69. Simple screenings are available.

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Colon Cancer Screening

Colon Cancer Screening

Colonoscopy is the most accurate screening for colon cancer.

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Depression Screening

Depression Screening

Depression often goes undiagnosed and may worsen chronic diseases. WellMed can help.

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Prevent Pneumonia

Prevent Pneumonia

You should get a pneumonia vaccine at age 65. Ask about the vaccine or booster.

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Flu Season is Here

Flu Season is Here

Getting the flu vaccine you have a great chance of not getting or spreading the flu.

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When is it an emergency?

When is it an emergency?

How to decide if you should see your doctor, urgent care or the emergency room.

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Medicare Advantage

Medicare Advantage

See a list of accepted Medicare Advantage Health Plans in your area

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Let's be Well Together

Let's be Well Together

Senior-focused care in Orlando, Tampa and Treasure Coast.

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Coordinated Healthcare Makes a Difference

Coordinated Healthcare Makes a Difference

Doctors, specialists and medical staff work together coordinating the best plan of care for you.

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Event Calendar

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Become a WellMed patient today

Become a WellMed patient today

Join more than 125,000 seniors who trust WellMed as their medical home.

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Prepare for your next visit.

Prepare for your next visit.

Easy things you can do to prepare for your next physician visit.

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Join WellMed on Facebook

Join WellMed on Facebook

Become part of our thriving online community.

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Make a Difference

Make a Difference

Whether giving or receiving help, the WellMed Charitable Foundation is your care connection.

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Your WellMed Community Center

Your WellMed Community Center

Special WellMed community centers where older adults can laugh, learn, and stay healthy.

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America's Medical Home Guide

America's Medical Home Guide

Request a free copy of the Medical Home Guide and more information about WellMed network doctors in my area.

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New Patient Forms

New Patient Forms

Forms you can print and complete at home, then bring to your next doctor’s appointment.

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Grow with WellMed

Grow with WellMed

Strengthen your medical practice future with a physician centric, primary care driven organization.

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Better Healthcare for Seniors

Better Healthcare for Seniors

Local doctors working together as a team to help seniors live healthier lives.

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WellMed Provider Portal

WellMed Provider Portal

Discover the benefits of online account management.

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Caring for Patients and Caregivers

Caring for Patients and Caregivers

Caregiver Resource Centers located in San Antonio, Corpus Christi, and the Rio Grande Valley.

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Caregivers connecting to Caregivers

Caregivers connecting to Caregivers

Caregiver Teleconnection is a free, confidential program connecting caregivers with trusted professionals.

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