Primary Care Physician
Lafayette Colorado

Are you looking for a “primary care physician near me” in Lafayette, CO? Our primary care specialties range from Telehealth and Annual Physicals to Blood Screening and Myer’s IV Therapy – and everything in between! 

Primary Care Physician​ Lafayette, CO

Are you looking for a “primary care physician near me” in Lafayette, CO? Our primary care specialties range from Telehealth and Annual Physicals to Blood Screening and Myer’s IV Therapy – and everything in between! 

Primary Care Specialties

Annual Physical lafayette co

Take charge of your health – covered by most insurance

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Health professionals from the comfort of your own home

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Green Card Exam certified civil surgeon

Pap Smear testing lafayette co

Take preventive action against breast cancer

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100% accurate laboratory testing

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Fibromyalgia

We are integrated with the Colorado Fibromyalgia Center

drug screening lafayette co

We offer reliable pre employment drug screening

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We provide testing and medical care

chronic disease management lafayette colorado

Diagnosis and management of chronic conditions

mental health counseling lafayette co

Professional mental health counseling

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Acute Care

Everything from the flu to sports injuries

myers IV therapy lafayette co

Rejuvenate and re-energize with this famous IV therapy

What is a Primary Care Physician?

In medicine a Primary Care Physician (PCP) is responsible for providing the first point of contact when entering the healthcare system for individuals with an undiagnosed health issue. Primary Care Physicians also provide continued care for a variety of medical concerns regardless of the diagnosis, origin, or medical system.

While the term “General Practitioner” is often used interchangeably with PCP,  they are not the same. PCP’s have significantly more training and are specialized to a specific area of primary care.

Types of Primary Care Physicians

Primary care doctors are specifically trained to provide specialized care within a specific area of medicine. There are five main distinctions of primary care providers: pediatricians, family medicine doctors, internal medicine doctors, OB-GYNs (obstetrics and gynecology), nurse practitioners, and internal medicine – pediatric doctors.

Regardless of the specialty that a primary care doctor has, they are all highly trained in diagnosing and treating a wide variety of health conditions and concerns.

Internal Medicine Doctors

This type of primary care doctor specializes in care for adults and are sometimes referred to as “internists”. They can treat conditions of all complexes from early adulthood through old age. Internists often have vast experience treating conditions that appear in adulthood such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and other chronic conditions. 

Pediatricians

Pediatrics has a narrow focus on caring for children starting at birth and ranging through early adulthood. A pediatrician may be the right choice for your child because in addition to being experts on a wide range of medical conditions, they are trained in major developmental milestones which can be key in making sure that your child is in good health and prepared for the future. 

It can also be a major advantage if your child is shy or scared of the doctor’s office, as many young children are. Pediatricians are usually excellent at talking to children and helping them feel comfortable in this often-daunting environment. 

OB-GYNs

This type of primary care doctor is an abbreviation for “obstetrics and gynecology”, and is an expert in women’s health and the female reproductive system. They often provide routine women’s health services such as preventative care screenings including pap smear tests, STI testing, and pelvic examinations. 

Although they are a type of primary care doctor, most patients see OB-GYNs for specialized issues such as birth control options, pregnancy, and menopause. They are rarely seen by their patients as their main primary care physician.

When you have questions about overall health concerns, sick care, or need to get your annual physical examination an OB-GYN should not be your first choice.

Family Medicine Doctors

Primary care doctors that are experts in family medicine are often a preferred choice because they can treat your entire family from babies and children to grandparents and parents. This also provides an excellent opportunity to build a strong lasting relationship with your provider which will result top quality personalized care. 

How To Find A Primary Care Doctor (PCP)

When searching for a new PCP, the most important aspect should be finding out the qualities of healthcare that matter to you and finding a PCP who matches those.  

  • Health Insurance: Finding a provider who takes your health insurance and is “in network” is one of the most important factors. Quality healthcare needs to be affordable.

  • Proximity: How far are you willing to travel for appointments? It may be limiting to only be searching in a few mile radius from your home, expanding your search further out will help you have access to more choices. More choices means that you can truly pick a provider that is right for you.

  • Staff: Unfortunately, even if you love your new primary care doctor, the wrong staff surrounding them can turn into a bad experience. Consider front desk staff and physician assistants – are the friendly, attentive, and easy to contact?

  • Scheduling: How difficult is it to get an appointment? If you find yourself having to wait weeks to get in to see your primary care doctor, it may be time for a change! Your health concerns are important, finding primary care practices that allow you to schedule appointments in a reasonable time is key.

  • Reputation: With increased internet access it is easier than ever to find additional information to see what type of experience others before you have had. It may be helpful to check trusted sources for reviews, such as the practices Google My Business Listing, ZocDoc, and Healthgrades profiles.

  • Approach: If you have a chronic condition would you rather see a family physician that has a “wait and see” approach or will take immediate action to make sure that your condition is treated as effectively as possible?

  • Casual vs. Formal: Depending on the primary care practices you are scoping out, the “vibe” can be very different. Do you prefer formal or friendly and open?

  • Extra Specialties: If you are interested in seeing other specialists under the same roof, it is important to find primary care providers that offer doctors with other special training. At South Pointe Healthcare, we offer mental health, physical therapy, chiropractic care, massage therapy, and nutritional advice all under the same roof. When seeing our primary care specialist, you may be referred to other types of doctors in our office that better suit your specific needs.

I Need A Primary Care Physician

South Pointe Healthcare is a local integrated clinic offering a unique structure where our primary care doctor works closely with our in house chiropractors, mental health clinician, massage therapists, and physical rehabilitation team to bring our patients the best care possible. 

We are located next to the beautiful Coal Creek Trail, off of South Public Rd from Highway 287, close to the heart of downtown Lafayette. Your search for a “primary care physician near me” is finally over.

If you are looking for a primary care physician near Lafayette, CO, please give us a call at (303) 665-8444 to take the first step towards improved health by scheduling an appointment. 

FAQ's

There are many different factors that determine how much the cost will be when scheduling a primary care appointment, but the most determining one is insurance status.

Uninsured patients pay an average of $107 for primary care, while insured patients pay roughly $25.

For more information on the costs of primary care, please check out our article “How Much Does Primary Care Cost?“.

Primary care has a wide array of services such as: preventative care, health maintenance, patient education, counseling, diagnosis, and treatment of illnesses both acute and chronic. A primary care physician is often in close collaboration with other healthcare professionals to make sure that all their patients receive the best care possible.

Some of the health care services that we offer include:

    • Annual Physical Exams
    • Telehealth
    • Chronic Disease Prevention and Diagnosis
    • Pap Smear Testing
    • Blood Screening
    • EKG Testing
    • STD & STI Diagnosis / Treatment
    • Acute & Sick Care
    • Drug Testing
    • Myer’s IV Therapy

In addition to these primary care services, our primary care physician works together with our other specialists to create comprehensive care plans that may include chiropractic, massage therapy, nutritional plans, and mental health counseling.

For more detailed information, please check out our blog post What Are Primary Care Services.

Yes! It is important to have a first line of defense against any health conditions. Scheduling regular checkups with your primary care physician is an excellent form of preventative care than can protect you from issues such as: diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity, and other chronic conditions. 

The top reasons to have a primary care specialist include:

  • Lower Healthcare Costs
  • Higher Level of Comfort
  • Identify Health Issues
  • Avoid ER Visits
  • Referrals to Other Providers

Learn more about the data behind these reasons in our blog post 4 Reasons Why You Need A Primary Care Physician.

Choosing the right primary care physician for your specific healthcare needs is crucial.

Some of the factors to consider include:

  • Area of focus
  • Health insurance
  • Proximity
  • Scheduling
  • Staff
  • Reputation
  • Treatment approach

Feel free to check out our article How To Choose A Primary Care Physician (12 Tips!) to learn more.

Unfortunately, yes there is a shortage of primary care physicians in the United States. Depending on the community that you live it, it is becoming more difficult to find a PCP that is accepting new patients and is able to see you within a reasonable amount of time.

Some of the causes for this physician shortage include:

  • Increasing populations
  • Primary care residency caps
  • Demographics
  • Retirement age considerations
  • Potential increase in demand from underserved patient populations
  • Decreased interest from medical school graduates

If you would like to learn more details about this topic, check out our new article Primary Care Physician Shortage.

Primary care depends on your age, stage of life, and clinical complexity. Everyone is unique and has different healthcare concerns that need to be addressed. 

Some of the most common types of primary care physicians include:

  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Pediatrician
  • Internal Medicine Doctor
  • Geriatrician
  • OBGYN
  • Physician Assistant

To learn more about what each of these specialties entails, please check out our article “What Does Primary Care Involve?“.

While many people are familiar with primary care, the term “secondary care” may be heard around a medical clinic, but as a patient the meaning is often not known.

Simply put, primary care is the first point of contact for patients with an unknown health concern. Once it is diagnosed, the patient may be referred to a specialist who is better equipped to treat the specific issue that the patient is having.

If you would like to learn more about primary care vs secondary care, please check out our article “What Is Primary Care vs Secondary Care?“.

The most important steps that you can take when you have an unexpected injury or illness is choosing the right type of care for your specific needs. 

Generally, unlike primary care clinics that see patients on weekdays during normal operating hours, urgent care clinics have extended hours including holidays and weekends where walk in patients can be treated. Please check out our article “Primary Care vs Urgent Care” to help you make the most informed choice. 

If it is not a life threatening injury or illness, it is best to see your PCP as they have a deep understanding of your medical history and specific healthcare needs.

Direct Primary Care (DPC) is a relatively new way to provide health services for local patients outside of the traditional insurance provider based structure. This usually involves a monthly or yearly paid contract directly with your provider in exchange for a wide variety of specialties. This may be attractive for patients who are uninsured and need consistent care.

South Pointe Healthcare is not a DPC clinic. 

If you would like to learn more about DPC, check out our article What Is Direct Primary Care.

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Contact Info

Phone

(303) 665-8444

Fax

(303) 665-8448

Address

150 Old Laramie Trail E #120

Lafayette, CO 80026

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