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What Type of Provider Do I Need?

Choosing a Major Health Partners' provider ensures you will receive quality care delivered through our state-of-the-art technology and personal service.
 
It's easy to access our quality health care services for your family since Major Health Partners operates six physician practices staffed with highly credentialed doctors. Many are accepting new patients.
 
Primary Care Physicians:
A primary care physician plays a vital role in helping you manage your family’s health. That’s why choosing a doctor who makes you feel comfortable and has offices in convenient locations is so important. Click here to view a list of Primary Care Physicians or call (317) 392-DOCS.  Your Primary Care Physician:
  • Gets to know you and understands your health history
  • Provides annual check-ups and other wellness care
  • Refers you to other medical specialists when needed
  • Helps manage long-term illnesses
  • Offers tests and screenings

Do I need a Specialist?:
When you need care for more complex illnesses or injuries, Major Health Partners offers the skills and experience of more than 100 board-certified specialty physicians throughout Shelbyville.  MHP specialists provide diagnoses and treatments using advanced equipment and technology, along with the very latest research and clinical developments.  Your Primary Care Physician will help you determine if you need a specialist for your current medical situation.
Select the type of specialist you are searching for by clicking here.  If you are unsure of what type of specialist you need, you can see a full list of the specialties available at MHP by clicking here.
If you are currently seeing a Specialist at different location and would like to transfer to a MHP Specialist, please call (317) 392-DOCS.
Do I need to go Urgent care (Priority Care) or The emergency room?
Little things, like a skinned knee, can be treated at home. Life-threatening conditions, like chest pains, require a trip to the ER. For everything in between, there's urgent care.
It is important to understand the difference between emergency rooms (ER) and our Major Priority Care practice.  If a medical condition is life-or-limb threatening, or has severe wounds or amputations, patients should go to the ER.  If the medical condition is non-life threatening, urgent care at Major Priority Care can be less costly and faster alternative to the ER.  Our Providers will make referrals for specialty or emergency care as indicated.

Benefits of Urgent Care at Priority Care:
  • Get treated quickly.   Our clinic specializes in minor emergencies, designed to promptly treat minor medical conditions before they become life threatening.Life threatening emergencies should be directed to the ER.
  • Shorter wait times.  No one likes to wait.  At Priority Care, the wait times are usually shorter than at the ER.  At the ER life-threatening conditions are treated first, and then less serious cases such as sprains, strains, colds or minor cuts are treated.
  • Save money.  ER visits for a non-life threatening service may cost more than a visit to Priority Care.  Overuse of the ER is one of the main reasons for higher costs and rate increases for insurance premiums.  A visit to Priority Care will generally cost you much less for the same service at an ER.

When the ER is Necessary:
ER visits are necessary when a patient is suffering from a life-threatening or limb threatening medical condition, or involves several wounds or amputations.  If a condition arises suddenly and you believe that a life is in jeopardy – CALL 911.

ER’s Specialize in Managing Catastrophic Illnesses and Injuries such as:
  • Signs of heart attacks, including chest pain
  • Signs of stroke, like sudden onset of numbness in the arms or legs
  • Severe shortness of breath
  • Poisoning
  • Major life-or-limb threatening injuries
  • Severe wounds and amputations
  • Coughing up or vomiting blood
  • Suicidal or homicidal feelings
  • Head trauma