Primary care is the first — and often the most important — part of health care.
From annual checkups to chronic disease management, Western Sierra has a well-trained primary care team that focuses on the well-being of our patients.
The primary team — including physicians, pediatricians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners — handles everything from managing medical conditions and minor illnesses to prescribing medications and referring patients to specialists, when needed.
Our primary care health professionals stress the importance of preventive care, including checkups, immunizations — especially for children and the elderly.
Western Sierra also collaborates with Emergency Departments at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital and Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, which refer follow-up visits to the medical centers for patients without a primary care provider.
Primary care is definitely the foundation for better health at Western Sierra, whether it’s dealing with a bothersome cold or a more serious issue.