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Primary Care Providers in Sandusky

The main goal of primary care is to improve the health of the individual by providing easy access to medical care. At Firelands Physician Group, we are on a mission to help you stay healthy with regular checkups to address illness or injuries that may come on suddenly and regular check-ins to your family doctor.

Whether you are young or old, up to date on your health, or just starting out, Firelands Physician Group has many local primary care providers to fit your needs and are actively accepting new patients. As you embark or continue on your healthcare journey, please know that Firelands is Here for Life!

What is Primary Care?

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine defines primary care as “the provision of integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community.”

The main purpose of primary care is to improve the health of the public by providing easy access to medical care. It also focuses on the whole individual rather than on the illness of a specific organ, system, or disease. It aims to improve their entire health and wellbeing by preventing or solving any health problems that may be present or potentially present.

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Primary Care Providers

Meet all of Firelands Physician Group's Primary Care physicians and take the first step in your healthcare journey.

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Sandusky Healthcare Center

Sandusky Healthcare Center

Set to open in 2021, this healthcare center will be home to the Firelands Physician Group's family medicine, internal medicine, and pediatric doctor offices.

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Primary Care Services

If your goal is to find the best primary care physicians for you and your family, you are already on the right path. Patients with a primary care provider (PCP) have better management of chronic diseases, lower overall healthcare costs, and a higher level of satisfaction with their healthcare, according to the Journal of Health Affairs.

For optimal health, every person should find the best primary care doctors for their needs and use them as their "medical home". Firelands Physician Group primary care follows a team approach to provide comprehensive, patient-centered care. our patients are a partner with their provider and care team to ensure coordinated, high-quality, and accessible healthcare.

Our primary care providers are Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as well as participate in the advanced primary care program, Primary Care first, with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS). These programs focus on delivering advanced level care to benefit out patient outcomes and experience.

Types of primary care providers can vary from doctors specializing in internal medicine, family medicine, or pediatrics. All types of primary care providers are meant to be your long-term resource for day-to-day healthcare needs.

Dr. Matthew Widmer & Nurse

Family Medicine

Family medicine physicians work with both children and adult patients. They generally work in an outpatient setting, diagnosing and treating a variety of diseases. They also perform physicals, health screenings, and provide general preventive care. Family physicians receive extensive training in order to treat most conditions and provide comprehensive health care for everyone, regardless of age.

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Internal Medicine

Internal medicine is another specialty within the primary care family. Internal medicine physicians, also called internists, work only with adult and geriatric patients and specialize in diagnosing, treating, and preventing disease. They also provide health screenings and general preventive medicine. Some work in hospitals, while others work in clinics or doctors' offices.

Dr. Nataliya Bumagina & Nurse


A pediatrician is concerned with the physical, emotional, and social health of children from birth to young adulthood. Care encompasses a broad spectrum of health services ranging from preventive healthcare to the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic diseases. A pediatrician deals with biological, social, and environmental influences on the developing child.

Jennifer Kaple

Nurse Practitioner

A nurse practitioner is a nurse who is qualified to deliver care and treat medical conditions without the direct supervision of a doctor. All Nurse Practitioners must complete a master's or doctoral degree program, and have advanced clinical training beyond their initial professional registered nurse preparation. Many patients choose to see a nurse practitioner in place of a physician.

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