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Primary Care

Primary care providers at CHI St. Alexius Health get to know you and your history to develop a personalized healthcare plan that is right for you.

Your primary care provider can be a physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner.  They serve as your main healthcare provider through all stages of life, and can refer you to specialists if the need arises.

Your primary care needs differ throughout each stage of life. We have experts in all areas and a variety of fields that provide care for your entire family.

Need care now? 

Try Virtual Quick Care from anywhere or visit an Urgent Care location near you, no appointment needed.

Primary Care Services

Your Family. Care For All Ages.

Family medicine providers at CHI St. Alexius Health treat most ailments and provide comprehensive health care for people of all ages – from newborns to seniors. They deliver a range of acute, chronic and preventive medical care services.

In addition to diagnosing and treating illness, family medicine physicians also provide preventative care, including routine checkups, health-risk assessments, sports physicals, immunization and screening tests, and personalized counseling on maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Find a family medicine clinic nearby in the following areas throughout North Dakota:

  • Bismarck
  • Carrington
  • Devil’s Lake
  • Dickinson
  • Garrison
  • Mandan
  • Minot
  • Turtle Lake
  • Washburn
  • Williston

Our staff of family medicine specialists also manage chronic illness, often coordinating care provided by other subspecialists.

Your heart is saying something.

Sometimes high blood pressure (hypertension) causes headaches, shortness of breath or nosebleeds, but it’s often nonspecific and could be tied to other conditions.
That’s why it’s called a "silent killer." It’s important to check and treat high blood pressure because it can lead to serious complications, including:

  • Stroke
  • Blindness
  • Heart attack
  • Dementia
  • Kidney failure
  • Torn blood vessels

Listen to your heart. Review your blood pressure range with your primary care provider, and address potential risk factors. Lifestyle changes such as losing weight, limiting salt intake and quitting smoking can help to lower blood pressure. Medication may also be considered to improve numbers.

Reach out to your Primary Care provider to talk about your risk for Hypertension.

Comprehensive pediatric care is available for babies, children, adolescents, and young adults up to age 21 years.  Learn more.

You don’t have to sneeze and suffer with allergies. Relief starts with expert diagnosis and treatment from our providers.
Find out what’s making you miserable.

  • Indoor/Outdoor Allergies
  • Infections (Cold/Sinusitis/Bronchitis/Flu)
  • Lifestyle (which may influence specific symptoms)

We can help relieve your sneeze. Our experienced primary care and specialty providers can see you with in-person and virtual visits. Schedule an appointment at your convenience:

  • Primary Care
  • Urgent Care

Signs and Symptoms

The most common nasal allergy symptoms are sometimes confused for the common cold. Allergic rhinitis signs and symptoms usually occur in 2 phases.

  • Early-Phase Allergic Rhinitis:
    • Runny nose
    • Nasal itching
    • Sneezing
    • Nasal swelling
  • Late-Phase Allergic Rhinitis:
    • Congestion
    • Sneezing
    • Runny nose

What Triggers Nasal Allergy Symptoms?
People with nasal allergies are sensitive to certain substances called allergens. Allergy triggers vary from person to person and they can be seasonal or year-round.

  • Seasonal Triggers
    • Pollen – microscopic particles released from trees, grasses, or weeds
    • Outdoor molds
  • Year-Round Triggers
    • Dust mites – tiny insects that live in house dust
    • Animal dander – skin scales that furry or feathery pets shed
    • Mold spores – released from molds that for in warm, damp, dark places

Getting vaccinated is one of the most important things you can do to keep yourself and your family healthy. Vaccinations have prevented countless cases of diseases and saved millions of lives.

Infants, children, teens, and adults need different vaccinations depending on their age, location, job, lifestyle, health conditions, and more. Talk to your family medicine provider or pharmacist to make sure you are up-to-date on the recommended vaccinations to keep you and your family healthy.

This free visit is good for you.*

Make these years your best. A “Welcome to Medicare” visit can help improve your health and prevent future illnesses. CHI St. Alexius Health primary care providers are experienced in Medicare wellness visits.

What Your Exam Includes:

  • Medical and family history
  • Current health conditions and prescriptions
  • Blood pressure, vision, weight and height
  • Preventive screenings and shots
  • Recommendations for further tests, if needed
  • Written plan for future free screenings and services

*FREE within 12 months of enrolling in Medicare Part B. Check with your Medicare plan to confirm eligibility.