Primary Care

Scripps has a primary care doctor for you

Scripps Health provides quality primary care throughout San Diego.

Dr. Lawrence Schlitt, Family Medicine, Scripps Clinic

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-affiliated medical group, which includes providers from Scripps Physicians Medical Group, Mercy Physicians Medical Group and Scripps Mercy Physician Partners.

Find a primary care doctor

Find a primary care doctor

Choose a primary care provider from internal medicine, family medicine and pediatric medicine. With hundreds of primary care specialists, we have a doctor for you.

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Did you know Scripps primary care doctors are available to you through more health plans than ever? Find out how to get a health plan that gives you access to Scripps.

About primary care

Finding the right primary care doctor for you and your family

It is important for you to choose the right primary care doctor for you and your family. You can choose physicians who have specific areas of expertise as a primary care doctor for you or a member of your family. 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. The quarterback for your health care, they can help you get and stay healthy, 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.

To help 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, our Doctor Finder can help. If you know where you want to receive your care, you can find 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. They can provide routine care for patients of all ages. However, some do not see newborns in their practice. Providers have general training in pediatrics, gynecology and geriatric medicine.

Learn more about our family medicine doctors.

What is an internal medicine physician?

Internal medicine physicians are also known as internists. They specialize in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of conditions and diseases in adults. These physicians provide general medical care and help patients manage chronic and complex conditions. Some internal medicine providers choose to remain a generalist. Others further specialize in one or more medical areas.

Learn more about our internal medicine doctors.

What is a pediatrician?

Pediatricians specialize in children’s health. They focus solely on caring for infants and children through adolescence. Pediatricians provide general medical care for children. This care includes prevention, 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 and same day, walk-in health clinics for adult and pediatric patients, plus extended hours at many of our locations.

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