Primary care physicians (PCPs) are doctors trained to be your first point of entry into the health care system. In most cases, PCPs have experience and expertise treating a range of acute and chronic conditions, as well as performing routine check-ups, specialty screenings, and general care services.
Primary care remains one of the most popular fields for doctors and allows doctors and patients to develop close relationships. Primary care physicians can specialize in different medical fields, although most PCPs treat a wide range of acute and chronic conditions, injuries, and illnesses.
Specialists are doctors with advanced training in a particular field, like cancer or women's health. This includes:
Family medicine doctor: Family medicine doctors can treat a number of conditions, illnesses, and injuries in patients ranging from children to geriatric patients. Family medicine doctors may receive continued training in pediatrics and obstetrics to be able to treat children, and women’s health conditions.
Internists: Internists specialize in internal medicine for adults. Internists specialize in treating conditions such as asthma, heart disease, diabetes, lung disease, and hypertension.
Pediatricians: Pediatricians are doctors who specialize in pediatric medicine, or the care of infants and children. Pediatricians can do check-ups for children, provide immunizations, diagnose conditions and illnesses, and prescribe medication.
Obstetricians/gynecologists: Obstetrician/ gynecologists (OB-GYNs) are specially trained to treat and care for conditions related to women’s health. OB-GYNs help with fertility, childbirth, and issues specifically relating to the health of female reproductive organs.
Sesame offers personalized, quality care with doctors and specialists who treat patients in Illinois. From women’s health to family medicine, doctors on Sesame can provide care through in-person or video visits at prices up to 60% less than what you’ll find anywhere else.