A family doctor is a general practitioner with knowledge and skills in different areas of medicine. It is a doctor who helps you make a diagnosis and refers you to a more specific specialist. The family physician is an experienced diagnostician who personally guides the patient through a general medical history, listening to complaints, and making the right diagnosis. The family doctor conducts regular examinations of his patients. This is necessary in order to prevent the exacerbation of chronic diseases and to provide timely medical care and medical advice if necessary.
Why do you need a family doctor?
Everyone should have his or her own doctor, it is very convenient. The doctor, when communicating with his patients, keeps medical histories, knows their habitual lifestyle, bad habits and other nuances that are important in making a diagnosis. The doctor can easily make the connection between lifestyle, job specifics and body condition, whether the patient has chronic diseases or lingering symptoms that may have triggered the ailment.
There are advantages for the patient in being closely connected to the family doctor:
- being able to get in touch quickly if needed;
- no need to keep a stack of final diagnoses and carry them from specialist to specialist;
- monitoring the condition of the body, reminding about prevention, vaccinations.
Boundaries of authority
The family physician takes care of patients, often their children or even entire families. He or she monitors your health, reminds you of preventive measures and helps you with diagnosis, treatment or referral to specialists. When you should see your family doctor:
- pain in the heart muscle, behind the sternum;
- difficulty breathing;
- stomach discomfort;
- inflammatory processes;
- medical examinations;
- correction of preventive complexes, scheduled tests.
At Osteopathic Healing Arts ✔️ Direct Primary Care there are real professionals. A general practitioner is a universal specialist, to whom you can come with any health problem, ill health and receive a comprehensive examination. A primary care doctor specializes in the health of the whole family. By signing a contract with a doctor at our clinic, you give yourself the opportunity to get a quick and high-quality medical examination, avoiding unnecessary examinations, saving time and money. If you have any questions, contact Osteopathic Healing Arts ✔️ Direct Primary Care and rest assured you will receive the highest quality care.