Primary Family Care Specialist

John Rinker, DO

Family Medicine & Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine located in Pontiac, IL

As one of the last physician-run primary care offices in the area, the family clinic owned and operated by Dr. John Rinker, DO, serves the comprehensive needs of entire families in Pontiac, Illinois, and surrounding areas. For complete health and wellness services, call the office today or book your appointment online.

Primary Family Care Q & A

What is primary care?

Primary care is your main source of routine or acute medical care. The goal of primary family care is to provide a full spectrum of health and wellness services that prevent and cure disease.

To optimize your family’s health, your primary care provider bears in mind your whole medical history and guides your care accordingly. Specific services offered under the umbrella of primary family care are:

  • Management of chronic diseases like diabetes and arthritis
  • Regular screenings and diagnostic testing
  • Pap smears and pelvic exams
  • Depression, anxiety, and stress management
  • Hormone health and replacement therapy
  • Heart problems
  • Skin rashes
  • Allergies
  • Well-child check-ups
  • Vaccinations
  • Sports physicals
  • Acute care for sudden illness or injuries

Can everyone in my family go to a primary care physician?

Yes, from newborns to seniors, Dr. Rinker sees all your family members in one convenient location. From annual check-ups and emotional health to comprehensive women’s services and immunizations, Dr. Rinker covers all areas of family care, including:

  • Health promotion
  • Health maintenance
  • Patient education
  • Patient advocacy
  • Disease prevention
  • Disease diagnosis and management

How often should I see a primary care physician?

With 33 years of experience, Dr. Rinker has a roster of longstanding and satisfied patients. Men, women, and children trust him because he’s not in a hurry and takes time to understand their unique needs before treating them.

At your first appointment, you can expect a longer visit so you and Dr. Rinker can get to know one another. He evaluates your whole health picture and conducts a thorough physical exam.

After that, you should see Dr. Rinker for regular check-ups or anytime you or a family member has an acute illness or need, like the flu or chest pain.

Should my family see a primary care provider for everything?

Yes, Dr. Rinker oversees your family’s overall health from A to Z. He coordinates all of your care from one central location. Because of the rapport and history you've established with him, Dr. Rinker knows when you may need specialized testing or services and coordinates care for you with trusted providers.

For full-service health care for your whole family, call Dr. Rinker’s office or book an appointment online.