The Division of Primary Care Internal Medicine (PCIM) at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, is composed of board-certified internists. Primary Care Internal Medicine serves individuals 15 years of age or older who reside in Olmsted County, Minnesota. The PCIM service area includes towns that share a border with Olmsted County. The division also serves Mayo Clinic employees and their dependents.
Primary Care Internal Medicine providers offer primary health care services, assuring health care that is consistently accessible, continuous, coordinated and comprehensive. Primary care is health care that considers the whole person rather than individual organs or systems. It involves a team approach that includes physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and nurses. These primary care providers offer services that include:
When other specialists, such as surgeons or internal medicine subspecialists, need to be involved, PCIM providers coordinate the patient's care and manage difficult medical problems that are associated with that care. The general internist combines the characteristics of a diagnostician and a consultant in disease prevention and health promotion. PCIM providers provide a continuum of care between the hospital and the outpatient setting and care for patients with multisystem disease.
PCIM providers are trained to manage all aspects of an adult patient's health care, including:
Primary care practice hours are:
At Mayo Clinic, the following areas offer primary care:
If care is required from other physicians in Mayo Clinic's medical subspecialties and surgical departments, or comprehensive laboratory testing and imaging (radiology), the primary care physician can coordinate the care and manage difficult medical problems. Mayo Clinic's electronic medical record system allows all provider to share information, speeding the consultation process, if necessary.