Primary Care

Scripps Has a Primary Care Doctor for You

We’ve made it easy for you and your family to find the primary care doctor who is your perfect match. We have specialists in family medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics at locations throughout San Diego County and accept a growing list of health plans.

You may choose a primary care physician from Scripps Clinic, Scripps Coastal Medical Center or through a Scripps-afflliated medical group, which includes providers from Scripps Physicians Medical Group, Mercy Physicians Medical Group and Scripps Mercy Physician Partners.

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Accessible Primary Care

Scripps Health offers primary care that's both accessible and convenient.

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Did you know that Scripps primary care doctors are available to you through more health plans than ever?

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Finding the right general practitioner for you and your family

We understand that it is important for you to choose the right primary care doctor for you and your family. Physicians from several medical specialties provide primary care. Some work only with adults, others work only with children, and some work with every member of your family.

Physicians who specialize in family medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics are considered primary care doctors, which often means they are the first physicians you see for any medical condition. They are the quarterback for your health care. They can help you maintain health and wellness, manage a chronic condition and coordinate the specialty services you need. If you are considering an HMO or managed health care plan, you will need to choose a primary care doctor from one of these specialties.

To help ensure you choose your perfect match, check for the unique skills and background you are looking for in our doctor finder, whether that is a focus on treating complex conditions, women’s health, or nutrition and weight loss. If you know where you want to receive your care, use our Doctor Finder to discover a convenient location near your work or home.

What is a family medicine physician?

Family medicine practitioners are trained to provide medical care to the entire family, from babies to grandparents (although some opt to not see newborns in their practice). They have general training in pediatrics, gynecology and geriatric medicine and can provide routine care for patients of all ages.

Learn more about our family medicine doctors.

What is an internal medicine physician?

Internal medicine physicians, also known as internists, specialize in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of conditions and diseases in adults over the age of 18, providing general medical care and helping patients manage chronic and complex conditions. An internal medicine specialist may choose to remain a generalist or further specialize in one or more of a wide variety of medical areas, such as the health of patients over 65, cardiology or diabetes.

Learn more about our internal medicine doctors.

What is a pediatrician?

Pediatricians specialize in children’s health, focusing solely on caring for infants and children through adolescence. They provide general medical care for children, including preventive care, development screenings, immunizations, and the treatment of illness and injuries. Annual wellness exams may also include hearing and vision screenings.

Learn more about our pediatricians.

Scripps also offers 24-hour urgent care for adult and pediatric patients in San Diego, as well as extended hours at many of our locations.