Most people are pretty healthy. They may get a cold or flu or an injury, but by and large, they’re healthy. That’s why there are Primary Care physicians. These generalists work in close, ongoing relationships with patients, tending to health issues as they arise, conducting yearly exams, educating about prevention and always being on the out-look out for problems, be it heart disease, diabetes, cancer or anything else. In essence, Primary Care physicians are the quarterbacks of the medical profession, identifying problems and making referrals to specialists when necessary. At The Portland Clinic, Primary Care is made up of Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, and Pediatrics.