Kymera Primary Care Centers are rapidly expanding to meet the needs of the communities we serve. This team is made up of superior physicians’ board certified in either family practice and internal medicine. In addition, board certified mid-level practitioners provide primary care coverage. Services are provided with high levels of clinical expertise providing timely care for all patients.
What is a Primary Care Physician (PCP)?
A primary care physician or PCP is your main doctor, the one you see for nearly every problem. If the PCP is assigned by your insurance company and you do not like the one assigned, you may request another provided the requested PCP accepts the insurance and is accepting new patients.
What is the Difference Between a PCP and a Family Doctor?
The primary care physician is an internist. Family doctors are both internists and pediatricians, taking on the dual specialization in order to practice with entire families. The PCP is considered a specialist in adult medicine.
How do I find a Good Primary Care Physician (PCP)?
Finding a good primary care physician need not be difficult. Whether new to the area or not, there are eight solid things you can to do find a great PCP. The first, in our humble opinion, is to simply call 575-627-9500.
Still, if you want to do your homework, here are eight things to consider when looking for the perfect primary care doctor.
- Call Kymera – We believe we provide the finest medical services in Southeastern New Mexico, but if you are not yet sure…
- Ask a friend or family member – Often, the best source for a good primary care provider is right next to us.
- Check the map – Of course, you want to be sure your PCP is conveniently located or there is a tendency to put off appointments, any of which could be important to you.
- Check with your insurance company – Be sure the PCP you want is accepted by your insurance carrier or you are prepared to pay the difference yourself. Of course, we accept all major insurance carriers including our newest addition, New Mexico True Health.
- Check them out – These days, checking into any professional is simple. Just Google their name along with “reviews.” Just remember though that with most review sites, anyone can leave a review and some have been found to be less-than-accurate. Read them all and check with other sites and local folks too.
- Cold Call – Believe it or not you can tell much from how a business answers their phone and responds to general questions. The treatment you receive when phoning Kymera is the treatment you will receive in our care.
- Logistics – When considering Kymera Independent Physicians for your PCP, be sure to ask questions about getting results, reminders, setting appointments, getting medications, etc. In other words, think about the small things which could affect the quality of your care when choosing a primary care doctor.
- Needs – This includes your personal, unique health needs. If you are heavy into sports, seek a PCP with an interest in sports, especially if he/she specializes in sports medicine. If you have diabetes, an autoimmune disorder, or something of the kind, seek a PCP who specializes in these things OR is closely associated with another who is (perhaps in the same building or practice).
What Conditions are Treated by a Primary Care Doctor?
As internists, primary care physicians are able to treat a multitude of conditions and diseases. The PCP plays a key role in the health of patients, getting to know their overall personal medical history better than any other physician. The most common conditions treated by primary care doctors include:
- Bladder Infections
- Broken bones
- Cancer screenings
- Cuts and scrapes
- Ear infections
- High (or Low) Blood Pressure
- High Cholesterol
- Minor burns
- Respiratory Infections
- Sinus Infections
- Swelling in the arms or legs
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- Skin conditions
- and more
The reason so many insurance companies want a patient to receive a referral from their PCP for many conditions is because often symptoms can mimic or reflect several problems. The primary care physician is in the best position to decide what kind of specialist would be needed for the total symptoms presented.
Why Choose a Kymera Primary Care Physician?
Not only has Kymera Independent Physicians been providing superior quality care to the SENM community since 1998, steady expansion has allowed us to provide outstanding care for nearly any medical need.
When a patient visits Kymera Primary Care, they are in good hands. They are also right where they need to be should they have need of a specialist. Virtually all lab and radiology tests can be handled in-house, eliminating the need to travel elsewhere and in many cases make a second appointment for results.
With Kymera Independent Physicians, you get hospital care in a clinic and at Kymera, we specialize in you.