How to Choose a Primary Care Physician (PCP)
High-quality primary care with a family-friendly approach
Primary care physicians (PCPs) provide a full range of services for children, families, adults and seniors. In addition to providing preventive health care and treating acute and chronic illnesses, many primary care physicians specialize in other areas of medicine.
UC San Diego has 34 doctors named to San Diego Magazine's annual survey of top doctors in internal medicine, family medicine, or geriatric medicine. When you choose one of our primary care physicians, you can be assured of receiving the highest quality care.
Caring for people from infancy through senior years
Family medicine physicians care for the entire family, from infants to grandparents. Family medicine doctors may provide obstetrical care, sports medicine treatment or other services in addition to general primary care.
Caring for adults
Internal medicine physicians specialize in preventing, diagnosing, and treating disease in adults. Some choose to also specialize in a certain field, such as cardiology, endocrinology or hepatology.
Caring for seniors
Geriatricians are physicians who are specially trained to treat conditions associated with aging, including memory loss and osteoporosis. They specialize in preventing disease or disability in older adults.
Get Help Selecting a Primary Care Physician
Get expert help choosing your PCP. Our knowledgeable, experienced staff can provide guidance in choosing a primary care physician and information about insurance plans accepted by UC San Diego Health System.
- Call 800-926-8273
- Use our physician search tool:
Convenient locations throughout San Diego