Your Scripps internal medicine physician will establish a long-term relationship with you based on your health concerns, priorities and goals. Over time, you can rely on that relationship to help you maintain good health and navigate illness and injury.
If you need to see a specialist, like a diabetes expert or cancer expert, your Scripps internal medicine doctor will coordinate specialist care within Scripps Health, so all your doctors stay informed of your progress. We’ll always be by your side.
Scripps has internal medicine physicians at locations throughout San Diego from North County to South Bay. At Scripps Clinic and Scripps Coastal Medical Center, our internal medicine doctors have early morning, evening and Saturday hours to accommodate your busy schedule. In addition, our doctors offer telemedicine Video Visits if appropriate. Call your physician’s office to find out if this option is appropriate and to schedule your visit.
Many providers offer same-day appointments either in person or by Video Visit. Additionally, minor illnesses and injuries can be treated at one of our 14 HealthExpress walk-in clinics. You can also explore our virtual care offerings for same-day care using E-Visits and Video Visits.
Choosing an internal medicine physician to be your primary care provider is an important decision. Your primary care doctor acts as your personal physician and is usually the first physician you see for any health problem. As the quarterback for your health care, they help you get and stay healthy and coordinate any specialty services. If you’re considering an HMO or managed health care plan, you’ll need to choose a primary care physician.
To help you choose the best primary care physician for you and your family, check our Doctor Finder. Whether you’re looking for a physician who speaks a certain language or has specific expertise in nutrition, women’s health or sports medicine, our Doctor Finder can help.
The Doctor Finder tool can be used to search for a doctor, nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant by name, specialty, hospital affiliation, gender, language and practice location. Many of our physicians have videos online to help you get to know them.
You can call our physician referral specialists at 800-727-4777 for more information about our doctors, services and classes.
Learn more about:
- How to choose a primary care physician
- Health insurance plans that include Scripps doctors and hospitals
- Where to get your flu vaccine
- Walk-in clinics open seven days a week for minor illnesses and injuries
- The difference between an MD and a DO
- Whether you should go to a walk-in clinic, emergency room or urgent care