Ready to see a primary care physician? We're ready to help. Our offices are open.  

If you need help finding a primary care doctor, call us at 417-269-INFO.

CoxHealth has experienced primary care providers dedicated to family medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics. We have locations in communities across southwest Missouri. In many cases, same-day or next-day appointments are available.

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Our Precautions

We're doing everything we can so you can access the care you need. We've expanded our Virtual Visits services so you can now schedule virtual appointments with your primary care doctor using Virtual Visits Primary & Specialty Care. We're also talking needed precautions for safe in-person appointments. Our offices are open for you to come see us. Learn more about our precautions.

Services We Provide

  • Annual physicals
  • Blood pressure checks
  • Care for common illnesses and injuries
  • Health screenings
  • Immunizations

  • Lab services
  • Prescription management and refills
  • Regular check-ups
  • Sports physicals

Hannah Grace McCarthy, MD

Family Medicine
Cox Medical Group Physician

Family Medical Care Center

1423 North Jefferson Avenue

Springfield, MO 65802

Accepting New Patients

Phone: 417-269-8817

Lawrence Lane Dybedock, MD

Family Medicine
Cox Medical Group Physician

CoxHealth Center Mt Vernon

10763 Highway 39

Mount Vernon, MO 65712

Accepting New Patients

Phone: 417-269-2460

Catherine Edele Benbow, DO

Family Medicine
Cox Medical Group Physician

CoxHealth Family Medicine & Obstetrics

525 Branson Lndg Boulevard

Branson, MO 65616

Accepting New Patients

Phone: 417-335-7540

Christine Gentry, DO

Family Medicine
Cox Medical Group Physician

CoxHealth Center Ava

806 Collins Avenue

Ava, MO 65608

Accepting New Patients

Phone: 417-269-2293

Elizabeth Jordan Moore, MD

Family Medicine
Cox Medical Group Physician

Family Medical Care Center

1423 North Jefferson Avenue

Springfield, MO 65802

Accepting New Patients

Phone: 417-269-8817

Shelby Lea Laughlin, MD

Family Medicine
Cox Medical Group Physician

Family Medical Care Center

1423 North Jefferson Avenue

Springfield, MO 65802

Accepting New Patients

Phone: 417-269-8817

William Collins Moore, MD

Internal Medicine
Cox Medical Group Physician

Ferrell-Duncan Clinic

1001 East Primrose Street

Springfield, MO 65807

Accepting New Patients

Phone: 417-875-3270

Stephen Lee Holmes, MD

Internal Medicine
Cox Medical Group Physician

Ferrell-Duncan Clinic

1001 East Primrose Street

Springfield, MO 65807

Accepting New Patients

Phone: 417-875-3030

Monica Freeman, FNP

Family Medicine
Cox Medical Group Nurse Practitioner (NP)

CoxHealth Center Campbell

2750 South Campbell Avenue

Springfield, MO 65807

Accepting New Patients

Phone: 417-269-2281

Lauren Nicole Argo, FNP

Family Medicine
Cox Medical Group Nurse Practitioner (NP)

CoxHealth Center Shell Knob

25376 State Highway 39

Shell Knob, MO 65747

Accepting New Patients

Phone: 417-269-2470

What Is Primary Care For?

Your primary care provider (PCP) is your prevention partner and your first stop for medical care. Most PCPs are doctors, but nurse practitioners and physician assistants can also be primary care providers. PCPs are also known as primary care physicians, family doctors, general physicians or family medicine doctors. One of their most important jobs is to help keep you and your family in good health. They help you understand your medical history and take care of health concerns before they become health problems. 

You and your child should visit your primary care doctor for routine check-ups or illnesses and injuries that aren't emergencies. They also help manage chronic conditions. Usually, primary care doctors can treat illnesses and conditions in their own offices. If you need more specialized care, they can refer you or your child to a trusted, experienced specialist. 

How to Choose a Provider

Your relationship with your health care provider is extremely important. You should be able to trust your doctor with your most private health issues or problems, and should feel certain that he or she is your partner. You may need to choose a new provider if you've never had a primary care physician, if you're new to the area or if your current one stops participating in your health insurance plan or no longer satisfies your specific needs. It's best to look for a doctor when you're healthy. When you're ill or in pain, you won't have time or energy to carefully gather information.

Here are some good questions to ask at your first appointment to establish care:

  • How can I reach you in an emergency?
  • Is it always necessary to make an appointment? 
  • Will you or a nurse answer routine questions over the phone?
  • Who gives care for your patients in your absence?
  • Has a medical specialty board certified you? If so, in what specialty area?
  • At what hospitals do you have privileges? (Make sure the hospital is covered by your insurance.)

Primary Care

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