Family medicine is a branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions in patients of all ages. It is a relatively new field, having only been recognized as a specialty in the 1970s. A family medicine doctor is able to treat all members of the family. They treat Read More
How To Pick The Right Primary Care Doctor For You
Choosing a primary care doctor can be challenging, especially if you want to have the right one for your care. Maybe you moved into a new city or a different state, or just want to receive better, more personalized care. Whatever your reasons are, here are some tips on how to pick the right primary Read More
When Is The Best Time For A Primary Care Visit?
If you are an adult, you should have a primary care provider (PCP). Your primary care doctor can provide you with many services that can improve your health and quality of life – and even extend your life. If it has been a while since you last saw your primary care doctor, it’s a good idea to Read More
Why You Should See a Primary Care Doctor For All Your Health Care Needs
In today’s complex medical environment, wading through all your health care information and options can be overwhelming at times. Fortunately, there is a place you can go for guidance and the resources you need to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Your primary care physician (PCP) is that touchstone, Read More
How to Get the Most Out of Your Primary Care Doctor Appointment
Your primary care physician, or PCP, provides the medical home that serves acute and chronic health issues and delivers important preventative care. Whether you visit a PCP for an annual check-up, care for an illness or injury, or to discuss a referral to a specialist, your one-on-one appointment is Read More
Understanding What Primary Healthcare Is
The word “primary” means principal, foremost, and important. As it applies to healthcare, primary encompasses all those characteristics and more. Your primary care provider (PCP) delivers the preventive and restorative care you need to be healthy. Let’s look into what primary healthcare in Read More
What Are the Types of Primary Care Physicians (PCPs)?
Most people think of doctors as specialists who treat one particular body area. However, primary care physicians (PCPs) are different. They are physicians who provide primary medical care for patients of all ages. There are two types of PCPs: family physicians and internists. Let’s talk about Read More
IBS Awareness Month: Can My Primary Care Physician Diagnose Me With This Condition?
April is dedicated to raising awareness about IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), a common chronic functional gastrointestinal disorder that manifests as abdominal pain, cramping, gas, and diarrhea or constipation, or sometimes both. If you suspect you may have IBS, talk to your primary care doctor. Read More
Summer Camp Tips During COVID-19 from a Primary Care Physician
Preparing your child for summer camp during COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) can be challenging and worrisome. After all, you want to protect your child, but you also want them to have a normal, healthy childhood. Let’s talk about a few helpful tips from a primary care physician that can help Read More
What Are Some Common Thyroid Problems and Which Ones Require Surgery?
The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped endocrine gland located in the center-front of your neck, just above the base of your collarbone. The thyroid gland releases and controls thyroid hormones (two main hormones are thyroxine and triiodothyronine), which play a vital role in regulating body temperature, Read More