Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
There are a lot of frequently asked questions we try to answer. Here is a list of some of the most popular ones we get asked. If you don’t see you can always read my blog articles which dive deeper into the various subjects that not easily answered in one simple paragraph.
What is the purpose of primary care?
The main purpose of primary care is to improve the health of the public. A primary care doctor is someone providing easy access to medical care. They tend to focus on the whole individual rather than on the illness of a specific organ, system or disease.
What are the typical primary care services offered?
Generally speaking, the typica primary care services include: general practice, community pharmacy, dental, and optometry (eye health) services. But from time to time, you may find that a particular may offer some additional services as well.
What is a general practitioner?
First off a general practitioner is a doctor. They generally treat adults and newborns through adolescents. General practice physicians may choose to practice family medicine, but family medicine is a medical specialty.
What is a family medicine doctor?
Family Medicine Doctors generally focus on seeing individuals and the family. Family Medicine integrates the biological, clinical, and behavioral sciences and is not limited by the patient’s age or sex, organ system, or disease entity. Typically, patients often come with family members and therefore building trust by treating the entire family, offering anticipatory guidance to family members when they come as patients as well as caregivers, and better understanding the dynamics at home.
What type of doctor should an adult see?
We recommend that all adults need to have a primary care doctor. These are usually internal medicine (internists) or family medicine doctors. Getting an annual checkup can help with spotting health issues early on. Untreated conditions can lead to serious problems that might become harder to treat.
What type of doctor does a woman need to see?
Women need to have a gynecologist. A gynecologist specializes in caring for the reproductive health of a woman from the time she gets her first period all the way to post-menopause. A woman needs have a regular pelvic exam every year. This routine check-up is essential for staying well and preventing disease in the future.
Why should a child use a pediatrician?
A pediatrician is a child’s doctor who provides: preventive health and maintenance for healthy children. medical care for children who have short-term or long-term sickness. Did you know that pediatrics is the specialty of medical science concerned with the physical, mental, and social health of children from birth to young adulthood. That is why they need to go see them.
What is diagnostic testing?
A diagnostic procedure (also known as diagnostics or diagnostic testing) is an examination to identify an individual’s specific areas of weakness and strength in order to determine a condition, disease, or illness. Diagnostic tests are either invasive and non-invasive. Invasive diagnostic testing involves puncturing the skin or entering the body.