Creston Family Medicine & Primary Care Physicians

641-782-2131

1610 W. Townline Street
Suite 200
Creston, IA 50801

Clinic Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00AM - 12:00PM
1:00PM - 5:00PM

Providers

Daniel Walker, DO
Erika Brown, MD
Jim Gerdes, D.O.
John Charles Hoyt, DO
Kristin R. Bolinger, DO
Lonny D. Miller, MD

About This Clinic

Primary Care Physicians and Family Doctors

Our family medicine clinic is dedicated to providing personal, long term care for you and your family. Family medicine doctors and primary care physicians provide the majority of care across the United States while providing comprehensive healthcare for people of all ages - from newborns to seniors. At the family medicine clinic, our goal is to build long-term relationships with patients to support their lifelong health.

What Is a Primary Care Physician?

The Role Of A Primary Care Physician

Family medicine and primary care physicians deliver a range of acute, chronic and preventive medical care services while providing patients with a patient-centered medical home. Your primary care physician will be the doctor you visit for most medical needs, including routine screenings, physicals, preventive care, medication refills, non-emergency illnesses, such as a cold, and the person you can go to about any health questions. When you find a primary care doctor, they’ll also be responsible for referring you to see a specialist should you experience a serious injury or illness.

What Does a Primary Care Physician Do?

Primary care physicians and family doctors are responsible for the overall care of their patients and making referrals to specialists when needed. They will provide diagnosis for common conditions and provide health advice to help you live a long, healthy life.

What Kind Of Doctor Is A Primary Care Physician?

While all primary care physicians are qualified for general healthcare, they often have various specialties. At Greater Regional Health, our primary care physicians specialize in family medicine, meaning they treat patients of all ages. This differs from internal medicine physicians, who only treat illnesses in adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.

Primary Care and Obstetrics and Gynecology Combined

Can Your Gynecologist Be Your Primary Care Physician?

At Greater Regional Health, we offer family medicine physicians who also offer obstetric services. Our family medicine/obstetric physicians care for mothers and their babies throughout pregnancy, delivery and into well-child visits. From confirming your pregnancy to overseeing your family's ongoing primary care, our family medicine/obstetric physicians are here to maintain an ongoing relationship with you and your family.

How To Find a Primary Care Doctor

At Greater Regional Health, our primary care physicians are dedicated to providing patient-centered care everyday. Your family doctor is the physician you’ll see the most, and we believe the doctor-patient relationship is important. Our family doctors strive to be an open door, allowing patients to have honest conversations about their health, while also offering the highest expertise to meet your health needs.

When finding a primary care doctor, consider the type of care and treatments you would like. If you are looking for a provider for yourself and your children, a family medicine doctor will be a great choice. If you are only searching for a physician for yourself, a primary care or internal medicine doctor would work, as well. The best way to find a primary care doctor is to meet with them and discuss your health needs to find the one that’s right for you.

Make An Appointment With a Greater Regional Health Primary Care Physician

Your family doctor is your go-to physician for any health concerns you may have, and the physicians at Greater Regional Health are by your side. For wellness check-ups, or any health concerns, a primary care physician will be here to bring you back to health.