Overview

Family Medicine

Our Primary Care & Wellness Center brings together all aspects of primary care for children, adolescents, adults and seniors in one convenient location. All ages are accepted.

Appointments available! Same day appointments are possible. Call 319-364-7730.

No time to wait for an appointment? Check out PCI's Walk-In Care. No appointment needed.

Integrated Care — Only At PCI

PCI is one of the only local family medicine providers offering dual licensed and dual board certified family medicine and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners at our Cedar Rapids location. Learn more about integrated care.

Why Do I Need A Family Doctor?

Most of us know that you go to your family doctor to treat aches, pains, minor injuries and colds. But these are just a few areas primary care doctors treat in a broad field of expertise. Primary care doctors:

  • Provide care for most diseases, except very uncommon or unusual ones.
  • Offer counseling.
  • Monitor your health against your lifestyle goals over time, something called health promotion.
  • Educate patients about preventing chronic diseases, like limiting sugar if you have prediabetes or increasing your physical activity if you’re at higher risk for heart disease.

If you do need specialized care, primary care doctors integrate your treatment with a specialist and make sure any additional care you need gets coordinated across other doctors and the larger health system.

Primary care providers can provide much of the health care patients need. This includes initiating an evaluation and managing many complex medical conditions and determining when patients need a specialist referral.

Family Medicine Treatment & Services

  • Acute care for short-term illness: Help with your non-emergency needs when you’re sick and need care now.
  • Acute injury treatment: Trust our team to take care of your strains, sprains, and even broken bones.
  • Annual health evaluations: Review health history and get a physical exam to keep your wellness on track.
  • Biopsy and excision of skin lesions: Receive a diagnosis and treatment for common skin conditions like warts and skin tags.
  • DOT physicals/clearance: Get back to work quickly with a physical that meets Department of Transportation standards.
  • Flu shots and immunizations: Stay healthy with annual flu shots and common immunizations including MMR, meningitis, and tetanus.
  • Incision and drainage of abscesses: Find relief from painful and unwanted abscesses with a skilled incision, draining, and cleaning.
  • Joint aspiration: Remove fluids and reduce swelling around joints like knees, shoulders, ankles, and elbows.
  • Mental health/psychiatric medication management: Get the medication you need to support your mental health and address symptoms.
  • Ongoing care of chronic problems/chronic care management: Make your day-to-day life as comfortable as possible working with a physician that understands your needs.
  • Physical exams for sports, school, and summer camp: Make sure the kids can enjoy their favorite activities with sports physicals and school physicals.
  • Preoperative exams: Get prepared for surgery and understand the health considerations for your upcoming procedure.
  • Preventative care, health screening, and physical exams: Our team has experience to help Individuals of all ages take control of your personal health.
  • Quick, seamless referral to PCI specialists: Our team will connect you with Physicians' Clinic of Iowa specialists and experts without the wait.
  • Routine care for women: Maintain your health with care including Pap smears, pelvic and breast exams, and birth control.
  • Toenail removal: Remove unsightly or painful toenails to start healing and get back on your feet.
  • Treatment of complex and long-term medical conditions: We’re a trusted partner through your journey with conditions including diabetes and high blood pressure.
  • Well child care: Establish a healthy foundation for your child and monitor their growth and development.

Information and Resources

Jen Wittman, DNP, ARNP, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC, discusses the importance of annual check ups and health screenings - they could save your life by catching emerging health issues like cancer, diabetes or high blood pressure, in the early, more treatable stages.