What is a family care doctor?
Family care doctors provide care for the whole family from babies and children to adults and seniors of all ages. No matter who gets sick or needs a check-up, there is one doctor to call.
If you need a specialist, the family care doctor will refer you to someone. One of the benefits of taking your family to see a family care doctor at AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Atlanta is that he or she will know your family health history, but you do not need to be part of a family to make a family care doctor your primary care physician.
What does a family care doctor do?
The family care doctors at AllCare are primary care doctors. They provide annual checkups and screenings for early disease detection, preventive care, and treat acute medical conditions such as sinus infections or injuries. In addition to screening for high cholesterol, cervical and colon cancers or other diseases, the family care doctor will also help patients manage chronic conditions, including:
What’s the difference between a family care doctor and internal medicine doctor?
There is a lot of overlap between a family care doctor and an internal medicine doctor, but the primary difference between the two is who they treat. A family care doctor sees patients of all ages while an internal medicine doctor focuses on adults. Family medicine physicians have training in pediatrics and outpatient care, while internal medicine doctors focus on medical conditions affecting adults and may also specialize in other areas such as neurology, geriatrics, sleep medicine, or dermatology.
Who needs a family care doctor?
Establishing a family care doctor or primary care doctor is necessary for people of all ages. When a patient seeks care from the same doctor for each visit, the family care doctor becomes familiar with the medical history and individual’s health, and can tailor the health care to each patient.
The family care doctors at AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Atlanta are accepting new patients. If you’d like to make an appointment, use the online booking tool or call the office to schedule.