Primary Care

At Cedars-Sinai, your long-term health is our priority. Choosing a primary care physician to help guide you through each stage of your life is an important first step. With the personalized care of a Cedars-Sinai primary care physician, you can take comfort in knowing that your healthcare will be managed confidently by a team of experts. And because you’re already in Cedars-Sinai’s trusted network, if you need secondary care, we’ll refer you to a specialty care physician who is right for you.

Your Personal Primary Care Physician

As a patient of Cedars-Sinai, you are at the center of an organization of quality physicians, caregivers, services and facilities to support your health needs. Whether those needs are complex or simple, choosing a primary care physician to coordinate your care through all phases of your life is an important first step.

Your primary care physician is an expert in you and is focused on your personal health needs and wellness goals. He or she can diagnose and address any illness or injury, provide preventive care screenings, help you manage chronic conditions and coordinate your care with specialists. Your physician and other members of your care team know you, your health history, your preferences and your goals. They will partner with you to plan for a healthy future.

Other Members of Your Care Team

Cedars-Sinai primary care patients also benefit from the specialized expertise of a variety of healthcare professionals who work alongside your personal physician to ensure that you receive the most comprehensive care possible.

Your care team may include clinical pharmacists, registered dieticians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and care managers. There’s also a patient navigator to help you with insurance and care questions.

Depending on your unique needs, your care team will work directly with you, giving you the quality time and attention you need for things such as chronic disease management, nutrition counseling, drug therapy management, care coordination and support during hospitalization, at a nursing facility or at your home.

Your primary care physician works in close collaboration with specialists in the Cedars-Sinai Medical Network to keep you at the center of a coordinated care team. The Cedars-Sinai Medical Network includes a wide variety of specialists with expertise to address complex health conditions. If your condition requires care from a specialist, your primary care physician will refer you to one who meets your health needs.