Why Should You Have a Family Doctor?
There are many advantages to having a family doctor that may not be apparent to the casual observer. With so many medical practice specialties, it can be challenging to know what type of doctor will provide the overall care needed to keep you and your family members in optimal health. Emergency rooms and urgent care facilities are often crowded with non-emergency patients.
Family doctors provide many benefits that can keep you and your loved ones in good health and out of the emergency room and urgent care. A highly trained family doctor is familiar with a wide variety of conditions and ailments. Additionally, they treat patients during their entire lifecycle.
Getting to Know You
Many people have a favorite mechanic or auto repair shop that services their vehicle. Over time, that person gets to know the vehicle and its idiosyncrasies well. Maintenance, diagnosis and repair are much easier when the mechanic knows the car. It is the same with your family doctor.
Over time, your family doctor becomes familiar with your personal and family history and, as a result, can make accurate diagnoses. Your family doctor is better able to notice any red flags regarding your health because of the longevity of your relationship. Family doctors have a broader view of their patients’ lives. It covers more than just medical history. Knowing family dynamics and relationships helps the doctor provide better treatment.
Continuum of Care
Your family doctor can provide ongoing care for chronic illness. In addition to the annual physical examination, the family doctor can also assist you in managing long-term issues. Diabetes, heart conditions, arthritis, asthma and other chronic conditions require continued monitoring. Your family doctor helps keep these conditions under control and can also offer guidance on how to manage your condition effectively with the least impact on daily living.
A Family Affair
Your family doctor is there for your entire family, from the youngest to the eldest. Your family physician provides continuous medical care throughout all stages of life. When Dr. Brent J. Michael is your family doctor, you can trust that you are in good hands. With expertise in family medicine and geriatric care, Dr. Michael provides exceptional care for all your family members.
Our office is your one-stop-health care resource. Let us provide your family with the excellent health care you want and deserve. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.