Medical History – Family doctors get to know you and your medical history and your family’s health history. Having a relationship with your primary health care provider gives them an advantage of monitoring changes in your health throughout the years, knowing what medications work most effectively for you, as well as your home life.
Additionally, they can easily recognize new and unusual symptoms, as well as significant changes that could indicate significant or obscure conditions.
Managed Health Care – Family doctors not only provide yearly check-ups, but they can also manage your common complaints. From the flu, sinus infection, bladder infection, immunizations, life concerns, chronic conditions such as heart disease, arthritis, blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid issues, to minor surgical procedures. There are so many “issues” your family doctor can treat.
Referrals – Family doctors are typically the first step in receiving a referral. Whatever the reason your family doctor will know the best-qualified specialist to recommend based on your medical history.