Choosing a primary care provider for you and your family is an important decision. A primary care provider (commonly referred to as a "PCP") is usually the first medical professional you'll contact when you have a health issue or need a wellness visit. Your PCP is often your physician partner throughout life's health journey.
The Riverside Difference
Riverside Medical Group is a network of primary care providers and physician specialists who care for people on the Virginia Peninsula, Middle Peninsula, Northern Neck and Eastern Shore of Virginia. When you choose a Riverside Medical Group provider, you are really choosing a group of experienced and compassionate family doctors. You are also choosing quick access to physician specialists in nearly every medical specialty.
Our physicians are connected electronically via a sophisticated electronic medical record system. This allows RMG specialists to have immediate access to your medical record, which means faster treatment and a speedier recovery. Riverside primary care doctors focus on providing superior medical care in a respectful, patient-centered environment, caring for others as we would care for those we love.
We provide you and your family with many services including:
- Medical screening guidelines - preventive medicine and health screenings
- Treatment of acute diseases and injuries
- Management of chronic conditions
- Diagnostic services
- Referrals to specialists within Riverside or outside of our network depending on your needs
- Access to your health record through Riverside MyChart
We believe that good communication is the key to great health care. We're dedicated to developing strong, lifelong patient-provider partnerships. Here is what you can expect from a Riverside primary care provider:
We take time to listen
Open communication and trust among a physician and patient plays a critical role in the ability to provide good care. This starts when we take the time to listen and answer your questions. If ever you are unclear about anything we have shared with you, please let us know right away. Working together, we will make informed decisions about your care.
Priority access to affordable, skilled specialists
Your primary care provider partners with hundreds of the most medically distinguished physician specialists. This means you have quick, LOCAL access to specialist and emergency care when you need it. Bringing cutting-edge technology and physician expertise to your neighborhood means you won't incur the cost of out-of-town travel.
Same day and next day appointments are available at most Riverside primary care offices. If you require a specialist, your doctor can make these arrangements for you with a Riverside Medical Group physician partner.
Care After Hours
Even when your provider practice is closed for the day, we have on-call providers who take your calls to be sure your health needs are met.
Emergency Room visits
If you have an emergency and you have time to contact your primary care provider, your doctor will make arrangements for you to be seen by an emergency room physician, at a Riverside hospital, within 30 minutes of your arrival, sooner if the condition warrants (currently only available at Riverside Regional Medical Center.)
Other helpful information
Choosing a primary care provider can sometimes be confusing. It is often the beginning of a long-term relationship with someone you want to trust and feel comfortable with. Please let us know if you would like our help in finding a primary care provider that is right for you.
You can talk one-on-one with a Riverside Nurse who will tell you about our Riverside Medical Group providers and help you connect with one near your work or home.