Family Medicine at Archbold
Choosing the right primary care provider for you and your family is an important decision. Primary care physicians who practice family medicine help bridge the gap between a pediatrician, who cares for infants, children, and teenagers, and an internal medicine doctor, who focuses on adult-specific healthcare needs. With a family medicine practitioner, your family will receive specialized care appropriate for each individual’s age.
Why Choose a Family Medicine Provider
Family medicine practitioners complete additional training after medical school so they are able to care for people throughout their lives. That means they are equipped to handle a variety of medical issues, from chickenpox to arthritis and more.
Over time, your family medicine doctor will learn your family’s medical history and be able to better understand the health risks all family members are likely to face. This knowledge goes a long way in facilitating crucial preventive care that can set you and your family up for long-term good health.
Additional Benefits of Having a Family Medicine Provider
In addition to keeping an eye on any medical red flags, family medicine practitioners can save you time. Instead of having to scramble to find care when you or a child falls ill, you’ll know exactly where to go for treatment. Your provider’s office will already have your family’s records for reference, making the path to recovery as short as possible.
The time-saving benefit of having a family practitioner extends to when you need to go elsewhere for treatment. If your doctor decides that you need to see a specialist, their office will be able to help you set up an appointment to get you the treatment you need. Navigating healthcare on your own can be challenging. But with your family practitioner and their support team, you can leave the heavy lifting to them. The transition between offices will also be smoother due to your practitioner being able to provide your medical information to the specialist, so you can spend less time dealing with paperwork.
Enroll with a family medicine practitioner and keep your family’s good health in the hands of experts who care.