Primary Care in Durham, NC

A photo of Family Care's office, a Primary Care in Durham, NC.

Primary Care in Durham for Your Entire Family

We want your family to become a part of ours, so we try make it easy for you to access great primary care services. We take the time to get to know you and try to understand the way you want to be cared for. We are a Primary Care in Durham that is conveniently located near the Research Triangle Park (RTP) and the Southpoint Mall area. We have three primary care providers that are in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, and United Healthcare, and offer same-day or next-day availability for all patients.

Why Should You Choose Family Care? 

We get to know you personally. Our medical staff and providers take the time to get to know you during your visit, rather than rushing you through your appointment. You will never feel rushed during your visit and will have the opportunity to fully explain your symptoms and concerns. Our administrative staff also takes the time to get to know our patients and works with them to overcome common healthcare hurdles like coordinating specialist referrals, obtaining prior authorizations, requesting medical records, and appealing claim denials.

We are great patient advocates. At Family Care, being the best advocates possible for our patients is always our priority. When coordinating care, we always try to work within the structure of your insurance coverage to make sure the process is smooth and you are able to receive the full extent of your plan’s benefits. Our office policies regarding scheduling appointments, payments, and paperwork are all designed to provide the most efficient and affordable care possible.

We utilize available technology. Our office is able to provide efficient care by taking advantage of the wealth of technology available in healthcare today. We use an Electronic Medical Records system to manage our practice, which features an online patient portal. The portal provides 24-hour per day access to their own medical records at our office, including appointment reminders, prescription directions, and historical lab results.

We schedule 30 minute appointments. Unlike most primary care offices, we schedule each of our visits in 30 minute blocks of time. This does not always mean your visit will actually take a full 30 minutes, but the extra allowance does help make sure you are seen on time for your appointments and still have plenty of room to explain the full nature of your visit and concerns to your provider.

We are up front about our policies. We try to make the processes for how we provide efficient medical care as open and transparent as possible so our patients can understand the reasons behind them and why they are necessary, and beneficial, for our patients. We do our best to help patients understand their insurance policies and are always open about expectations, likely possibilities, and potential problems with obtaining coverage in certain situations.

We are able to be contacted easily. If there is anything else you need to know, just call our office at 919-544-6461. Family Care does not use a “phone tree” or automated operating system, so a real employee at our real office will pick up the phone when you have a question. If we aren’t able to answer the call, it is simply because we are at lunch (12pm – 1pm), or are helping another one of our patients in the office. If you leave a message, we will call you back shortly. Or, you can also contact us by…

  • Completing this online contact form.
  • Emailing our office at
  • Signing up for our patient portal and submitting a message directly to your provider through our EMR system.
  • Flying a drone to GPS coordinates “Latitude: 35.915967, Longitude: -78.894075″ with your hand-written message. Please print.
    • Note: Mention this option at your next visit and Ryan will give you a piece of candy.

We are grateful for the opportunity to take part in your medical care. We understand that you have plenty of options available to you – Durham is the “City of Medicine,” after all. We try to help in every way possible and hope you truly enjoy visiting our office. Thank you for giving us a chance to provide you with great medical care!

Our Medical Staff:

Sabrina Mentock, MD at Family Care, a Primary Care in Durham. Sabrina Mentock, MD

Elaina Lee, MD at Family Care, a Primary Care in Durham. Elaina Lee, MD

Sarada Schossow, PA-C at Family Care, a Primary Care in Durham. Sarada Schossow, PA-C

Melissa Christian, RN at Family Care, a Primary Care in Durham. Melissa Christian, BS, RN

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