"The duty of the physician is to find health - anyone can find disease."
- A.T. Still
The Department of Primary Care is devoted to the acquisition and practice of the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary for the promotion of the health of the whole person in mind, body and spirit.
Attention is given to continuing, comprehensive, personalized care; to detection and management of illness; to prevention of disease; and to the maintenance of health in a patient centered environment. Osteopathic primary care stresses the relationship of the practitioner to the patient, and the concept that osteopathic physicians treat people, not diseases.
The Department of Primary Care includes the Division of Family Medicine, the Division of Geriatric Medicine, the Division of Pediatrics, the Community Preceptor Program, and the Coastal Healthy Communities Coalition for York County.