CoxHealth Services Primary Care Schedule Your Appointment 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.Looking for information on COVID-19?If you have questions about COVID-19, need to get tested or need to get vaccinated, visit our COVID-19 page for more information.Our PrecautionsWe'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. 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Services We Provide Annual physicalsBlood pressure checksCare for common illnesses and injuriesHealth screeningsImmunizations Lab servicesPrescription management and refillsRegular check-upsSports physicals Primary Care Providers See All Specializing Providers navigateleft medicalbag 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 View Profile medicalbag 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 View Profile medicalbag 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 View Profile medicalbag 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 View Profile medicalbag 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 View Profile medicalbag 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 View Profile medicalbag 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 View Profile medicalbag 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 View Profile medicalbag 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 View Profile medicalbag 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 View Profile navigateright 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 ProviderYour 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 Need a doctor? Call us at 417-269-INFO. Make an appointment with a new provider today. Or, schedule your appointment online. Follow the link below to get started. right Schedule an appointment with your new CoxHealth provider.