Several medical practices work together within the Primary Care Center to provide high quality, affordable health care that is sensitive to the needs of patients and their families. These practices include:
- Behavioral Health Center
- Family Medicine Center
- Internal Medicine Center
Patient and community education is offered from participating practices from the Primary Care Center for the following topics:
- Weight loss
- Prenatal care
- Breast feeding support
There is also patient education available regarding primary care topics through the following links:
The University of Arizona, in coordination with Banner – University Medicine, conducts a variety of research studies and clinical trials to support a commitment to improving patient care. As a patient at Banner – University Medical Center, you may be eligible to participate, meaning you’ll have access to new treatments which may not yet be available to the public.
Primary care promotes health and wellness through a variety of measures, including:
- Encouraging healthy diets and exercise
- Screening Tests (PAP smears, mammograms, blood pressure checks)
- Addressing nonmedical factors (social determinants) that greatly impact health
- Treating mental and physical health in a coordinated way
Primary Care recognizes that many well-intentioned medical tests and treatments do not improve and may even worsen health. This emphasis on high value care is sometimes dubbed “Less is More” and has resulted in a national campaign called “Choosing Wisely” to guide patient care decisions.