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A Primary Care Physician or Primary Care Provider (PCP) is a physician who provides both the first contact for a person with an undiagnosed health concern as well as continuing care of varied medical conditions, not limited by cause, organ system, or diagnosis. This term is primarily used in the United States, although this is a recent occurrence. In years past, in the US and in Britain (and many other English-speaking countries), the equivalent term was/is “general practitioner”.

All physicians first complete medical school (MD, MBBS, or DO). To become primary care physicians, medical school graduates then undertake postgraduate training in primary care programs, such as family medicine (also called family practice or general practice in some countries), pediatrics or internal medicine. Some HMO’s consider gynecologists as PCPs for the care of women, and have allowed certain sub-specialists to assume PCP responsibilities for selected patient types, such as allergists caring for people with asthma and nephrologists acting as PCPs for patients on kidney dialysis. Emergency physicians are sometimes counted as primary care physicians. Emergency physicians see many primary care cases, but in contrast to family physicians, pediatricians and internists, are trained and organized to focus on episodic care, acute intervention, stabilization, and discharge or transfer or referral to definitive care, with less of a focus on chronic conditions and limited provision for continuing care.

Services & Good Advice

  • Allergies
  • Anemia
  • Asthma
  • Back Pain
  • Cardiology Consults
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive System Problems
  • Ear, Nose & Throat
  • Electrocardiograms (including exercise EKG)
  • Fitness Testing
  • GI Consult
  • Glucose Testing
  • Headaches
  • Heart Disease
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Immunizations
  • Infections
  • Insomnia
  • Kidney Stones
  • Pregnancy Testing
  • Primary Care Services
  • The Flu & Influenza
  • Weight Control & Management

heartFacts Аbоut Heart Disease

Your doctor in Stuart FL is aware of the gravity of your situation, if you are suffering from a heart ailment, and therefore goes an extra mile to ensure you are well-taken care of…more

stetoscopeAtherosclerosis & Hypertension

Dr. Carl Gittens in Stuart, Florida understands the importance of controlling one’s blood pressure and managing it. High blood pressure can cause serious diseases get checked by a professional such as Dr. Carl Gittens…more

ear-nose-throatEar, Nose аnd Throat Ailments

At Primary Care Physician, Stuart, FL we take care of Ear, Nose and Throat problems. Ear, Throat and Nose problems can cause headaches, and can also be indicative of serious problems like an infection more…

brainTension Headaches

Dr. Carl Gittens realizes that tension headaches can be terrible to deal with and can have an adverse impact on everyday life. That is why at this facility in Stuart Florida, tension headaches are dealt with professionally…more

allergyА Fеw Facts Аbоut Allergies

Allergies can be a nuisance and can disrupt everyday life and some can also be life-threatening. Your Primary Care Physician in Stuart, Florida recognize the impact of allergies on everyday life and how much difficulty they can cause…more

chartControl Diabetes Naturally

Diabetes if it goes un-managed or is managed poorly can be fatal or cause massive problems. Dr. Carl Gittens is a professional who realizes the implication of diabetes and how important it is to manage it with expertise…more

backpainManaging & Preventing Васk Pain

Back pain can be nuisance that can majorly effect the quality of someone’s life. It can make even the simplest of tasks difficult, that is why at Dr. Gittens practice your complaint gets utmost attention and is dealt with care…more

shotInfluenza Symptoms

While cold and flu are relatively minor ailments, Influenza has serious implications. At Primary Care Physician Stuart, Florida your doctor realizes these implications and treats you promptly and carefully…more

weightWeight Management Advice

Obesity is an epidemic in the country and has various health implications. It can cause heart problems, high blood pressure and cholesterol. Dr. Gittens realizes the impact of obesity and as your very own physician can help…more

sugarEarly Pregnancy Testing

The sooner you know you are pregnant, the sooner you can start taking better care of yourself. That is why you should get in touch with your Primary Care Physician, in Stuart, Florida to confirm your pregnancy …more

labFacts Аbоut Anemia

Anemia is a disease when the blood has less hemoglobin than normal. This disease can have a serious impact on one’s life. Get yourself checked by your Primary Care Physician, Dr. Gittens can effectively diagnose/treat anemia…more

kidneyKidney Stones

Kidneys are vital organs that detox your body. That is why they need expert care to keep them functioning properly. That is why if you are suffering from kidney stones, visit Dr. Carl Gittens today for expert care…more

foodTrouble Digesting Food

Problems involving the digestive system are fairly common. However, that doesn’t mean they should be taken lightly as they can cause serious problems, at Dr. Gittens’ your every complaint gets the utmost importance…more

sleepUnderstanding Insomnia

Insomnia can have social, as well as health implications. But you no longer have to worry about sleepless nights because at Dr. Gittens’ practice your doctor recognizes the importance of sleep…more