Primary Care Doctor in Greater Portland, OR
Are You Looking for a Primary Care Doctor in Greater Portland, OR. Choose Columbia Clinic Urgent Care. We Have 5 Locations In The Greater Portland Area in and around 82nd Ave, Mall 205, Division St, Tigard, and Clackamas, OR. Make an Appointment Online, Call or Simply Walk-in Today!
If you’ve been searching for a primary care doctor near you, then you’ve just found one with us here at Columbia Clinic Urgent Care. Actually, our primary care doctors are also urgent care doctors capable of providing both urgent care service and primary care service. This means you can come to us for minor emergencies, chronic condition care, physical examinations, and more. We’re your best choice when the ER isn’t necessary or when your family doctor isn’t available. Come see us when you need a primary care doctor near you in Greater Portland, OR.
When should I go see a primary care doctor?
With a primary care doctor, you’ll have full access to primary care, which is first-level, fundamental healthcare. This kind of healthcare is all about preventing, managing, and treating common health conditions like the flu or minor cuts. Chronic conditions can be addressed too, such as diabetes or arthritis. A primary care doctor can be a family doctor as well, providing basic healthcare to anyone in your family, including your children or elderly parents.
Sometimes a primary care doctor will have to refer a patient to a secondary care doctor, more commonly known as a specialist. When a patient is referred to a specialist, it’s because the doctor believes the specialist will be better able to help with a particular health issue. This specialist could be a surgeon or an allergist. If you believe you need to see a specialist, go see a primary care doctor so he or she can provide you with a referral.
Other times, neither primary nor secondary care is enough for a patient. The patient might require emergency care instead. This kind of healthcare is required when a situation is life-threatening for the patient, so primary care is not an option.
What can a primary care doctor do?
Most of the time, primary care is what a patient will need, and this is what we provide here at Columbia Clinic. Our primary care doctors can help patients with:
- Minor injuries like common sports injuries, minor fractures, minor sprains, and strains
- Common illnesses such as the flu, the common cold, strep throat, and urinary tract infections
- Other common conditions like back pain, rashes, allergies, minor allergic reactions, and fever
- Chronic conditions like asthma, arthritis, diabetes, and others
On top of all that, our primary care physicians can provide some services other primary care physicians can’t offer, such as:
- Electrocardiograms (EKGs)
- Children’s and adult’s vaccinations such as flu shots
- Pregnancy tests
- STD tests and treatment
- Other onsite testing with our in-house laboratory
- And much more
We can also provide the other services family physicians can provide such as full physicals like annual physicals and sports physicals. All of our services are available on a walk-in basis, no appointment necessary.
Do primary care doctors provide care for children and seniors?
Yes! In the field of primary care are smaller fields of care such as adult, pediatric, and geriatric care. With pediatric care, children can be treated for any common condition. Urinary tract infections are quite common in children, so parents appreciate it when a primary care physician can treat the infection. Seniors will also appreciate the services of a primary care physician, as the physician can help manage conditions that come up in old age, like arthritis.
Do you have a primary care doctor near me in Greater Portland, OR?
Yes, we do! We actually have 3 clinics in the Greater Portland OR area with primary care physicians available, so you can choose the clinic that’s closest to you. All of our physicians are available on a walk-in basis, so you don’t even have to make an appointment to see one. You can, however, make an appointment if you’d prefer to.
We hope to see you soon here at Columbia Clinic! You can bring in anyone in your family, as we’re a family clinic as well. Come see us soon!