Primary Care

Family Practice, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Primary Care Practice, Endocrinology, Endocrinology & Endocrinology located in Owensboro, KY

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Primary Care services offered in Owensboro, KY

Primary care enables you to access comprehensive care, whether you’re sick or not. At Wesleyan Medical Practice in Owensboro, Kentucky, Sara Doolin-Thompson, DNP, offers compassionate, individualized primary care for men and women over the age of 17. Dr. Doolin-Thompson is a primary care provider you can trust to monitor and manage your health as you age. Call Wesleyan Medical Practice or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about primary care. 

Primary Care Q&A

What is primary care?

A primary care provider (PCP) is the most common type of medical professional you visit. As an experienced PCP, Dr. Doolin-Thompson focuses on preventing, diagnosing, managing, and treating acute and chronic diseases.

Primary care aims to preserve your health as you age by intercepting illness and disease. Regular visits to Dr. Doolin-Thompson’s clinic are essential to stay current on your health screenings, immunizations, and chronic disease care.

What does primary care include?

Dr. Doolin-Thompson and the team provide a wide range of primary care services, including:

Sick care

Acute illnesses, such as strep throat, influenza (flu), and urinary tract infections (UTIs), require responsive care. Dr. Doolin-Thompson and the team can diagnose and treat your illness quickly at their clinic.

Chronic disease management

Managing a chronic disease can help prevent health complications. Dr. Doolin-Thompson specializes in diabetes care and routinely manages chronic conditions, such as hypertension (high blood pressure) and heart disease.

Physical exams

Physical exams are routine health evaluations in which Dr. Doolin-Thompson reviews your medical history and performs a head-to-toe physical assessment. She looks inside your ears, nose, and throat, listens to your heart and lungs, palpates your abdomen, and tests your muscle strength and reflexes.


Vaccinations are preventive treatments that protect you against communicable diseases, such as chickenpox and influenza (flu). Vaccines keep you and your community safe by preventing the spread of disease. Dr. Doolin-Thompson and her team offer a full range of vaccines at their clinic.

Health screenings

Health screenings are preventive tests that check for signs of disease. The team may recommend diabetes, lung function, osteoporosis, or women’s health screenings to protect your health and well-being as you age.

How do I know if I need primary care?

Adults should see their PCP at least once a year for an annual physical exam. If you have a chronic disease, like diabetes, the team may recommend more frequent visits to prevent complications. Dr. Doolin-Thompson and the team also encourage you to contact their clinic if you feel unwell. In general, you should seek primary care for symptoms such as:

  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Muscle aches
  • Chills
  • Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Persistent cough

To learn more about primary care, call Wesleyan Medical Practice or schedule an appointment online today.

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