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Primary Care Medicine at UPMC Altoona
Finding the right primary care physician can be challenging. At UPMC Altoona, our primary care doctors, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners serve more than 100,000 residents of Blair and surrounding counties.

Finding a Primary Care Doctor: Things to Consider

You need a doctor you can communicate with — one who takes time to listen and fully understand your health care needs.

The following may help you decide on the right primary care doctor for you and your family:

Convenience
  • Is the physician's office convenient to your home, work, or children's school?
  • Do the office hours meet your needs?
Provider preferences
  • Do you prefer your family doctor to be an internist or a family practitioner?
  • Do you prefer a male or female physician?
  • Are the physician’s credentials — such as medical education, residency, and board certification — important to you?
Practice size and options
  • Do you prefer a large practice with many doctors or a smaller practice?
  • Do you need access to specialty physicians or have any special health concerns?
  • What kind of health insurance will you be using?

Contact Us

To find a primary care physician near you, call UPMC’s Find a Doctor service at 1-800-533-UPMC (8762). To search online, click here.
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