Family Doctor Accepting New Patients in Joliet, IL
Our family doctors are accepting new patients! Call our office today to get more information on the services offered here at Suburban Health or request an appointment online with one of our professionals. Our office is conveniently located at 1421 Essington Rd, Joliet, IL 60435.
Everyone should have a family doctor. If you don’t already, now is the time to start looking! Family doctors are important for a multitude of reasons, like having someone you trust with all of your medical concerns and can speak openly with about all of your healthcare questions, no matter how embarrassing they might seem.
Should I get a family doctor?
Yes! Everyone should have a family doctor. They can diagnose, treat and prevent a multitude of conditions and can do anything from perform routine exams to write prescriptions. It is important to have a family doctor that you can trust and be open with. They will keep a detailed medical history for you and your family, so you can be sure that they have a good idea of what is going on and how to treat it.
Is Suburban Health Associates accepting new patients?
Yes, we are! Suburban Health is currently accepting new patients. Our doctors are excited to provide care for new patients, so come in today!
What makes a good family doctor?
Your doctor shouldn’t make you feel rushed — Another sign you’ve found a doctor who’s a keeper is when you leave the office feeling heard, and like your questions were answered. Doctors spend an average of 15 to 20 minutes per patient. That’s not much time with someone you only see once a year. When you find the right fit, patients should leave the appointment satisfied that their questions were addressed with patience, sincerity, and candor. The ‘right’ doctor promotes a patient-physician relationship in which patients can freely and easily communicate with the provider, are comfortable disclosing their most intimate health concerns, and can partner with their doctor to come up with a treatment plan that’s most appropriate and helpful for the patient.
Remember your time is valuable, too — There are some things you shouldn’t do before a doctor’s appointment. Number one? Arriving late—you may just lose your appointment slot. Of course, you might be the one stuck waiting—a major frustration for busy people. Sometimes the wait is not the fault of the doctor. For example, it could be the office procedures holding things up. But, if there are few people in the waiting room, it’s probably the doctor. Taking time with patients is great, but if waiting is a consistent problem, consider a switch. You should have a doctor who makes, and sticks to, a more realistic schedule.
See how available they are — You want to make the most of your next doctor’s appointment. That’s why it can be really frustrating when you have to wait months to get into the office. Again, convenience plays a role here, even if it has nothing to do with the quality of care you ultimately receive. Some providers may have a limited schedule with fewer available appointments which can result in longer wait times for routine appointments. However, patients may want to choose a doctor whose practice can see them within one to two days—or the same day—for acute concerns. In general, it’s best to see a primary care doctor who knows you, rather than having to go to an urgent care clinic or the ER.
How often should I see my family doctor?
You should see your family doctor at least once a year, with a routine annual check up. More frequent visits are also welcome, as anytime you feel you need medical care, you should visit your family doctor. It is better to check up on a benign symptom than to treat a malignant one too late!
If you or someone you know is looking for a family doctor, come to Suburban Healthcare today! Our doctors are currently accepting new patients, so come in today to get the care you need! To talk with an expert, contact our office today. Visit us online or give us a call to schedule an appointment at our clinic.