Whether you have an acute problem or need help with a chronic illness, you deserve a doctor you trust.

Your primary care physician knows you and your health better than any other doctor — taking care of you when you’re sick, helping you with medical advice and focusing on your overall health.

At University of Missouri Health Care, our primary care physicians offer you a medical home — a place where each member of your care team treats you like family. Our doctors listen to you with empathy and involve you in health care decisions. A trusting, long-term relationship with your doctor can have a positive impact on your health.

Primary care specialties

When you choose MU Health Care, you can trust that your primary care physician is part of a leading academic health center providing the latest advances in research and treatments. At MU Health Care, our physicians specialize in different areas of care.

Family medicine

MU Health Care family medicine physicians care for all aspects of your family’s mental and physical health. Our family medicine doctors establish long-lasting, trusting relationships with you and every member of your family — from infants to seniors. They provide maternity care, treat acute and chronic problems as well as offer individualized recommendations for good health and disease prevention. For patients who need specialized care, many of our physicians have earned board certification in sports medicine, geriatrics and palliative care.

General internal medicine

Internal medicine doctors focus on the prevention and treatment of adult diseases. You can see your MU Health Care internist for an annual physical exam, help managing a chronic illness or treatment for a complex disease. Internists also promote wellness and care for common problems that occur throughout the body. When needed, your internist will coordinate your medical care with specialists in other areas. 

Pediatric primary care

Choosing your child’s pediatrician is an important decision. With an MU Health Care board-certified pediatrician, you have access to the innovation and medical excellence of an academic health center. Your pediatrician is an expert in caring for the unique needs of children from birth to age 18 and offers treatment in child-friendly environments.

Our pediatricians are affiliated with the University of Missouri Children’s Hospital, central Missouri's only hospital dedicated exclusively to children, while others are specially trained in both internal medicine and pediatrics (med-peds). The latter doctors care for people of all ages and can provide check-ups, prevention or sick visits, or developmental/behavioral issues. If your child is living with a chronic illness, our med-peds doctors have the expertise to help him/her manage the condition and transition from pediatric care to adult care. 

Geriatric medicine

Our primary care physicians work with other specialists to take care of all your health needs. We provide everything from preventive care and disease management to specialized care for heart attacksstrokejoint and bone healthvisionmemory problems and much more.

As a patient at our academic health center, you can get treatments before they’re widely available. Our doctors, researchers and educators are looking for new ways to improve the health and quality of life for older adults — this expertise makes us a geriatric care leader in mid-Missouri.

We’ve designed our geriatric services to provide you with the health care, resources and support you need to lead a longer, happier life.

Convenient appointments, extended hours

MU Health Care primary care physicians understand that life can be busy. To make taking care of your health easy and convenient, all our physicians work extended hours at least once a week. You can schedule appointments in the early morning before work, during lunch hours or after 5 p.m.

Find care close to home at one of our many MU Health Care locations throughout mid-Missouri. Care delivered in specialist offices, hospitals, emergency or urgent care locations is integrated with the care you receive by your physician. You may also receive care for minor problems, such as a cold, ear infection or skin rash, at the Quick Care clinics in Hy-Vee grocery stores.

No matter which of our locations you choose to visit, your care is always an extension of your medical home. You’ll receive exceptional, coordinated care from our experienced, board-certified physicians when and where you need it.

Integrated electronic medical record

At MU Health Care, we keep track of your health using an electronic medical record (EMR), which helps improve safety, reduces cost and promotes efficiency. When you visit an MU Health Care doctor, whether at a specialist’s office, the hospital or the emergency department, your records are available to your primary care physician. 

Whether you use our app or login via our website, you have a secure way to get 24-hour access to your health information, doctor notes, medications, test results and more. You can:

  • Schedule an appointment
  • Request medication refills
  • Message your doctor securely
  • View your doctor’s notes and test results

We make it easy to connect with your physician to deliver personalized care and access to your own medical records.