What is a Family Practice Provider?
Family Practice doctors, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants take care of people of all ages, from infants to adults. At QMG, some of our providers have taken care of three generations of the same family!
Our top priority is to make your healthcare experience the best it can be. This is why the entire QMG family is working together to improve the way you and your family receive care. Many of our clinics have extended hours, same-day appointments, and you can even give us a call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you have a QMG provider and you need help after hours, call us at 217-222-2088.
You are at the center of everything we do, which is why our goal is to provide care that is accessible, convenient, coordinated, and effective. We offer Family Practice and Internal Medicine doctors, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants in 3 states and 12 cities. When you are sick, the last thing you want to do is wait to feel better. If your provider isn’t available chances are that one of their colleagues can see you the very same day.
What’s the Difference Between Family Practice Doctors, Pediatricians, and Internal Medicine Doctors?
Family Practice providers, Pediatricians, and Internal Medicine providers are all considered Primary Care Providers. The goal of these doctors, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants is to protect and improve your health. The main difference is the age of the patient they see.
- Pediatricians only see children (newborn – 18 years old)
- Internal Medicine providers only see adults (18 years old and older)
- Family Practice providers see both children and adults.
All Primary Care Providers are a key member of your healthcare team. He or she offers guidance to help you stay well, provides treatment and monitoring when you’re ill, and coordinates your care if you need to see a specialist.