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What Preventive Screenings Do You Need?

Preventive screenings are key to catching diseases early when they’re most treatable – and before they become serious. Your primary care provider will recommend screenings based on your medical history and personal health needs.

Preventive Screening Schedule



Riverside primary care physicians provide care to familiy members of all ages

Putting "Well Within Reach" for all of life's ages and stages

Primary Care Providers for the Whole Family

Health is our greatest asset, and the best investment you can make for yourself and your family members is to start with a good relationship with your primary care provider.  Your primary care provider can become your partner in health – helping you to live a life with the quality you intend. Your primary care provider can:

  • Help diagnose health conditions and treat illnesses and injuries:  Primary care doctors diagnose and treat common medical conditions, assess the severity of medical problems, refer patients to specialists when necessary, treat illnesses and help you manage chronic diseases, such as diabetes or hypertension (high blood pressure).

  • Coordinates your medical care: Sometimes medical care gets complicated as you age and develop chronic medical conditions. Your primary care doctor keeps track of your health, including treatments and medications, helps to ensure you see the right doctors at the correct times and communicates with them.  He or she serves as a point person to ensure that your medical treatments and medications won't interact dangerously.

  • Manages chronic conditions:  Your primary care doctor will also help you manage chronic conditions, such as diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol.

Areas of Primary Care Include:

Family Medicine

Riverside Healthcare family medicine physicians offer care for every stage of life, from newborns to adults.

» Find A Family Practice Provider

Internal Medicine

Riverside Healthcare Internal Medicine offers a full spectrum of services for adults with a special emphasis on preventive medicine.

» Find An Internist

Pediatrics

Riverside Healthcare offers care for your child's needs from infancy to young adulthood.

» Find A Pediatrician

Primary Care: Partners in Your Health

In addition to providing routine care like physical exams, vaccinations and managing minor illnesses like the flu or ear infections, your primary care provider records your medical history and your family’s health history. Your primary care provider is aware of any changes over time to help prevent disease, manage health concerns or address chronic conditions such as diabetes, blood pressure or heart disease.

Your primary care provider can even refer you to the right specialist if you ever need one. Riverside Medical Group offers specialists for heart care, orthopedics, cancer care, endocrinology, rheumatology, neurology, neurosurgery and more.

With more than 150 providers and locations in five counties throughout the region, we can ensure that you and your family always receive the right care at the right place and at the right time. Let us help you find the best care for you and put it well within reach.