Why choose Mayo Clinic

Because your health and quality of life are important to us, Mayo Clinic family medicine uses a team approach to support your individual health needs. Care teams are your home base for getting the care you need in the most convenient and supportive ways possible.

In addition to a doctor and a nurse, your team includes nurse practitioners and physician assistants, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, medical assistants, clinical assistants and other support staff. At the center of this team is you. Your primary care providers can also bring in specialty care providers, such as a mental health expert, social worker and pharmacist.

Your primary care team:

  • Understands your individual needs
  • Partners with you to improve your overall quality of life, in addition to healing you when you're sick
  • Connects you with many types of health care professionals, including specialty care or community resources as needed
  • Helps you find the care you need, when and where it is most convenient for you

Your primary care team works hard to anticipate your needs and alert you to preventive care, immunizations and appropriate screenings.