Primary Care Medicine at UPMC Hamot

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Finding the right primary care physician is an important, yet sometimes challenging decision.

Our network includes:

  • More than 85 primary care providers
  • Community-based patient care and quality service
  • Board-certified physicians with immediate access to UPMC Hamot's specialists and services

Dermatology Services


If you have a rash, acne, or other skin concern, you don't have to wait long to see a UPMC dermatologist. With the UPMC Teledermatology program, you can receive quick and secure care online.

You can also get teledermatology consults at your PCP's office. Any UPMC doctor can order an outpatient eConsult in your electronic health record. Your PCP takes photos and uploads them to your chart. Then, the dermatologist provides treatment suggestions to your PCP within a business day.

Learn more about teledermatology.

Find a primary care doctor near you.


With only a few clicks, connect with leading dermatologists no matter where you are in Pennsylvania. Simply tell us about your symptoms, and upload your photos. We'll get back to you with professional medical advice, a diagnosis and treatment plan within 3 business days. We'll even send medication orders to your pharmacy if appropriate.

Learn more about eDermatology.

Finding a Primary Care Doctor: Things to Consider

You need a doctor whom you can communicate with — one who takes time to listen and fully understands your health care needs.

The following may help you decide on the right primary care doctor for you and your family.

  • Convenience:
    • Is the physician's office convenient to your home, work, or children's school?
    • Do the office hours meet your needs?
  • Provider preferences:
    • Do you prefer your family doctor to be an internist or a family practitioner?
    • Do you prefer a male or female physician?
    • Are the physician’s credentials — such as medical education, residency, and board certification — important to you?
  • Practice size and options:
    • Do you prefer a large practice with many doctors or a smaller practice?
    • Do you need access to specialty physicians or have any special health concerns?
    • What kind of health insurance will you be using?

The Physician Network at UPMC Hamot

Contact Us

To find a primary care physician near you, call 814-877-5678.

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