If you’re looking for a medical practice to visit, you may have heard the term “family care” used in reference to a doctor’s office. But what exactly does that mean? When it comes to your health, are there benefits to seeing your family doctor over other types of doctors? In this blog post, we’ll explore the differences between family medicine practices and urgent care clinics so that you can decide which type of place is best for your needs.


You can develop a long-term relationship with a family doctor.


You can develop a long-term relationship with your family doctor. You may be able to see the same doctor for years who knows you and your medical history. It’s a great feeling going to the doctor and not having to tell them everything all over again.

Your family doctor knows all about your health history: childhood illnesses, accidents, surgeries (including cosmetic), pregnancies/childbirths etc. They also know all about any current medications that you take including non-prescription drugs like vitamins and supplements as well as prescription medications such as antibiotics or birth control pills (pills).

Your family doctor knows all about you. They also know about your goals and are able to help you achieve them. They take the time to know you and provide that high-quality and personal care.


You spend more time on valuable care activities.


Since a family doctor doesn’t have to get to know you every time you visit, that time and attention can be put towards more valuable care activities. This time allows them to give you the best care possible, which could include anything from providing a more thorough exam, discussing your options, prescribing medication or doing tests on patients.


Family Care providers provide a broad range of services, including women’s health


A family practice doctor is both a generalist and a specialist. They are trained to treat adults, children, and oftentimes have sub-specialty experience in areas such as sports medicine, osteopathy, and/or a wide range of women’s health issues. From annual exams to lady checkups, family physicians provide comprehensive care for men & women of all ages to treat and prevent many of life’s ills.

For women, you don’t have to rely solely on your GYN. If you have any questions about your reproductive system or are worried about something like irregular bleeding or pain during intercourse, don’t hesitate to call your local family practice office today! We are happy to work in tandem with specialists and provide for referrals as well.


They care for adults and children alike.


A family practice doctor can provide you with care for both adults and children alike. They are trained to treat all ages of patients, so they have an extensive knowledge of how to treat young people. In fact, many people prefer to see a family doctor over other types of medical professionals because they feel more comfortable discussing sensitive issues with them or asking questions that may be embarrassing or uncomfortable.

Family doctors also have more experience dealing with pediatric conditions than most other types of physicians (such as surgeons or internists). If you need help treating your child’s asthma or allergies, seeing one is probably better than going straight to an urgent care center where there may not be any pediatricians on staff at all!


Your family doctor may be able to help you prevent and recover from issues by referring you to a specialist if needed.


When you visit your family doctor, they can help you prevent and recover from issues by referring you to a specialist if needed. For example, if your primary care provider notices something abnormal during your annual physical exam or routine checkup, they may refer you to an optometrist or ophthalmologist (eye doctor). Or perhaps they see something unusual in blood work results that leads them to recommend further testing by another professional; this could be anything from cardiology tests for heart disease to genetic counseling for hereditary cancers.


Family doctors are the best place to get your medical care for all of your needs.


Family doctors are the best place to get your medical care for all of your needs, not just urgent care or emergency room visits. Family doctors are with you at your best and worst. They know everything about you and your family’s health history. They can treat minor ailments like sore throats and colds, as well as provide more complex treatments for chronic illnesses such as diabetes or high blood pressure. In addition to prescribing medication, family doctors do physical examinations and lab tests so they can diagnose what is causing an illness correctly in order to prescribe the right treatment plan customized specifically for each person’s needs.

Family practice physicians also have access to specialists who work closely with them so if something comes up that requires further testing or treatment outside their specialty area (such as surgery), they will refer out only when absolutely necessary while still providing continuity of care throughout all stages of treatment plans over time–something which would not be possible if patients only had a series of temporary providers. This is why some health plans require a PCP – which a family practice provides.


Family practice doctor’s cost less


If you’re like most people, it’s likely that your primary care physician is the first doctor you see when something goes wrong. But if you have a family practice doctor, they can help keep your health on track by performing preventive care visits as well.

Preventative care is good for two reasons: First, it improves your overall health and quality of life (which is important!). Second, it lowers lifetime healthcare costs by preventing serious illnesses or conditions from developing in the first place. If something does go wrong with your body later down the road, having regular checkups means that there’s less time between when symptoms arise and when it’s identified; this gives doctors more time to diagnose things correctly before they become serious problems requiring expensive treatments like surgery or hospitalization.

In addition to being cheaper over time than constantly treating illnesses after they’ve already developed, regular visits also often come free with insurance plans! It’s hard to beat free!




We hope this blog has helped you understand why family doctors are important to your health and well-being. Whether you need an urgent care visit or just want a checkup, we encourage you to find one near you and make an appointment today!