A primary care physician should be a patient’s first source for diagnoses, prescriptions and lifelong medical guidance. “Saint Francis Healthcare System has partnered with primary care providers across southeastern Missouri to ensure patients have access to quality healthcare close to home,” explains Erica E. Gibson, MD, family practice physician, Saint Francis Medical Partner.
“It is important to establish a relationship with a primary care physician, even if you do not have ongoing health concerns,” says Andrew Gayle, MD, family practice physician, Saint Francis Medical Partner. “He or she can help you stay current on screenings, immunizations and more. Whenever you do need medical care, your primary care physician will be ready to treat you.”
Saint Francis Healthcare System has multiple locations that offer primary care throughout the region:
When our patients need specialty care, such as an endocrinologist or cardiologist, providers can refer them to Saint Francis Medical Partners in Cape Girardeau. Primary care physicians will manage patients’ care locally and serve as a central point of contact for all their specialists.
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