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Primary Care Physicians

A Primary Care Physician (PCP) is an internal medicine or family practice physician that deals with general medical issues. It is recommended that you chose a PCP to see first for all medical problems. If you need to see a specialist, the PCP will recommend what kind of specialist you need to see.

In order to find a PCP, you can use the Physician and Provider Directory to learn about the physicians that are available through your health insurance benefits at MCW. Here you search by health concern, physician's name, medical specialty, and location or clinic name. By clicking on the physician's highlighted name, you will learn about their background, education, specialties, and languages spoken.

Please keep in mind many physicians may not be taking new patients, so it is a good idea to select several possible physicians before you call to make your first appointment. Also keep in mind that as a new patient, your first appointment may be scheduled several months from the time you are calling. To schedule an appointment for the clinics, call (414) 805-3666.

After Hours Clinic

If you are unable to get an appointment with a physician for several months and have a medical problem that you would like to discuss with a physician before your appointment, you can go to the After Hours Walk-In Clinic. Since this is a walk-in clinic, no appointment is necessary, and patients are treated on a first-come first-served basis.

Additional Information

  • When making an appointment keep in mind that your appointment may be 2 weeks to 3 months from the date that you make your appointment, depending on how busy the doctor's office is.
  • Always carry your health insurance card (and green card for Froedtert), especially when you have an appointment.
  • Second Opinions: If you see a doctor about a particular problem but you want another physician to also evaluate your problem and give you their opinions/recommendations, you have the right to do this. You can find another physician in the Physician and Provider Directory and tell the scheduling staff that you would like to see this physician for a second opinion.
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