Primary Care Clinic Questions and Answers
At Personal Physician Care, our doctors and medical staff offer a wide range of primary care services including high blood pressure, heart disease, high cholesterol, cancer screenings, immunizations, wellness & prevention screenings, other chronic conditions, etc in Delray Beach FL. For more information, call us or book an appointment online.
What does primary care involve?
Primary care offers integrated, accessible healthcare services offered by physicians who are accountable for addressing the large majority of personal healthcare needs, and developing a sustained partnership with their primary care patients while practicing in the family care medical industry and the community.
Primary care goes beyond treating your aches and pains, as your physician offers comprehensive care that includes:
- Disease prevention and screenings
- Diagnosis and treatment of almost all forms of illness
- Education and information related to disease prevention or treatment
- Injury treatment
- Coordination of your care between your family physician and other specialists
Why primary care is important
Primary care physicians are a vital part of the healthcare system, as they help patients navigate to good health and staying healthy by preventing disease and identifying any risk factors that may affect their patients. They also coordinate and manage chronic disease care with the patients and any specialists for longevity and better quality of life.
Children and adults who have a primary care physician are significantly less likely to fill more prescriptions and have a routine preventative visit each year than those who do not. They are also significantly more likely to receive higher-quality care when it comes to cancer screenings, including colorectal cancer and mammograms.
Our primary care clinic focuses on wellness and prevention services to help keep our patients healthy and free of disease as well as offer acute healthcare for any patients that may be dealing with issues in regards to injuries or illnesses.
Primary care physicians at our primary care Personal Physician Care monitor their patients conditions through regular annual checkups and also track any changes to their health, they also offer recommendations to specialists if our patients need one.
What is the difference between a family doctor and a primary care physician?
The medical field is filled with numerous titles and names and can become tricky to understand and navigate. All of the medical professionals in the field can cover a large majority of issues when treating people, but knowing the differences can help you find the right physician for you and your family.
Primary Care Physicians also known as Primary Care Practitioners refers to any of the following types of medical professionals:
- Family medicine practitioner
- Nurse practitioner
- Physician assistant
These practitioners can treat a wide range of health issues and also help coordinate any medical treatment with various specialists their patients may need.
A family doctor can provide care for anyone from infants up to seniors. A family doctor is trained to care for individuals that may need treatment for minor problems like bronchitis, and up to major problems like high blood pressure.
Family doctors are available to encourage healthy lifestyle changes for your chronic issues.
For many, having a family doctor who is intimately aware of both your personal and family history can be helpful as well as comforting as they know your medical history better than others.
What primary care services do you provide?
Our primary care physicians at Personal Physician Care offer their knowledge and medical background to treat any medical condition that is deemed not life or limb-threatening. This wide range of conditions that our physicians are able to treat may include:
- Headaches and migraines
- High cholesterol
- Upper respiratory infections
- Earaches or infections
- Sinus infections
- Heartburn or gastro issues
- Bronchitis and asthma
- High blood pressure
- Nausea, vomiting, constipation, and diarrhea
- Heart disease
- Thyroid problems
- Skin diseases
- Sleep apnea
- UTI (Urinary Tract Infections)
- Cancer screenings
- Wellness & Prevention screenings
- Other Chronic Conditions
- STD testing and so much more!
At Personal Physician Care, our primary care providers offer the best of both worlds when it comes to primary care and family care. If you are looking for a new primary care doctor, look no further than Personal Physician Care! We offer 3 locations to choose from in the Florida area and take most major insurances.
For more information about our primary care services, please call us or book an appointment online. We serve patients from Delray Beach FL, Boca Raton FL, Boynton Beach FL, Sun Valley FL, High Point FL, and surrounding areas.