Quality healthcare begins with a primary care physician (PCP). Primary care physician is an umbrella term for doctors who practice family medicine (patients of all ages) or internal medicine (patients 18 and older). PCPs know your medical history, they are a “home base” for patients. PCPs help patients identify, avoid and mitigate health risks by providing preventive care, in the form of screenings, annual exams, and immunizations. Always at the center of your healthcare PCPs diagnose, treat, counsel, refer to specialists and coordinate care among those specialists.