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 regarding a wellness visit or health issue and will remain as your physician partner throughout life's health journey.
Riverside Medical Group is a network of primary care providers and physician specialists practicing on the Virginia Peninsula, Middle Peninsula, Northern Neck and Eastern Shore of Virginia. By choosing a Riverside Medical Group physician, not only do you choose a group of experienced and compassionate family doctors, you also choose immediate access to physician specialists in nearly every medical specialty. Our physicians are connected electronically via a sophisticated electronic medical record system allowing RMG specialists 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. We provide you and your family with many services including:
Treatment of acute diseases and injuries
Management of chronic conditions
Referrals to specialists within Riverside or outside of our network depending on your needs
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 in the country who achieve some of the best medical outcomes possible. This means you have immediate, LOCAL access to specialist and emergency care when you need it. By bringing cutting edge technology and physician expertise to your neighborhood, the cost of out-of-town travel for care is eliminated.
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.
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. Here is some additional information about Riverside services:
How to make the most of Riverside MyChart and other Riverside services