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Your primary care physician is your personal health advocate and helps you manage your health care. Not only do primary care doctors specialize in diagnosing and managing a wide range of health issues, they also teach you about prevention and wellness. Establishing a long-term relationship with your primary care physician gives your doctor the opportunity to become familiar with your medical history, which can be invaluable during a health crisis.
You should see your primary care doctor for:
- Arranging referrals to specialists
- General health issues
- Preventive health and wellness information, such as immunizations
- Routine checkups or physicals
Find a Primary Care Physician in San Diego Who’s Right for You
Choosing your primary care physician is an important health decision and you should be comfortable and happy with your doctor. You can select from the following types of physicians:
- Family Practice: Doctors provide general health care for the entire family at any age, from pediatrics to geriatrics
- Internal Medicine: Doctors provide general health care for teenagers and adults
- OBGYN: Doctors provide general and specialized health care for women of all ages
- Pediatrician: Doctors provide general and specialized care for babies, children and teens
For more tips on how to select your primary care physician, visit Choosing the Right Physician for You.
When you’re ready to select your primary care physician, visit Find a Doctor or call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277), Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 6 pm.
Why Choose a Doctor Now?
Open enrollment is the time of year when people may make changes to their health insurance coverage for the next year. Many people also select their primary care physician at this time. Search for a Sharp-affiliated physician
who accepts your insurance now. If you already have a doctor, you will need to select a health plan and medical group that includes your physician.
To learn more about choosing a Sharp physician, read Accessing Care at Sharp and learn the answers to questions such as:
The Sharp Experience
Sharp has more than 2,600 affiliated San Diego doctors conveniently located across San Diego County. Our doctors accept almost all health insurance plans. We are the only health provider in California to receive the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
, the highest presidential honor for organizational performance and quality.
How to Change Your Primary Care Physician
If you need to change your primary care physician, select another doctor
and call the member services department of your health insurance plan. The phone number is usually located on the back of your insurance card.