What is family care?
Family care is a type of medical specialty that provides preventive, diagnostic, and treatment services to people of all ages. Working with a family doctor is similar to the way medicine was practiced in previous generations, when families entrusted their care to one physician who developed a relationship with the family and came to understand their unique set of health needs.
What type of medical needs can be met by a family care provider?
A family medicine specialist can provide numerous medical services. The concept of family medicine is centered on treating the whole person, as opposed to specialty care that focuses only on certain systems or medical challenges.
Your practitioner provides preventive health services such as screenings and routine medical exams. They also take the time to discuss your personal and family health history to better understand your risk level for certain conditions.
A family medicine practitioner can also address health problems as they arise. A great many concerns can be successfully treated or managed by your doctor. If the need arises for specialized care, your AllCare doctor can help you find the right professional for the job, and will coordinate your care with the rest of your medical team.
Why should I choose a family medicine doctor?
Having a trusted family medicine doctor offers numerous benefits. One of the biggest advantages involves the ability to get to know one doctor who can care for everyone in your family. That means a simplified process of booking annual exams and less hassle dealing with multiple different billing structures.
You’ll also enjoy the personalized care each family member receives, but from a doctor who understands your family’s unique needs and lifestyle. For example, if a parent is struggling with a serious chronic medical condition, a family medicine specialist knows to screen loved ones for signs of stress, and can provide advice on how the primary caregiver can support their own health and wellness during a tumultuous time.
If you’d like to learn more about family medicine and how this approach might work for your family, call AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Arlington or schedule an appointment online today.