Suburban Healthcare Associates
Family doctors play an important role in our overall health. They act as the primary contact for all medical concerns and are trained in a wide range of illnesses and conditions. Family doctors focus on prevention, and help patients avoid both acute and chronic conditions. They also specialize in diagnosing and treating a vast variety of medical ailments. For conditions that require specialized care, they can refer patients to medical specialists.
How do I find a doctor that is accepting new patients?
Finding a family doctor can be difficult, and after many unsuccessful attempts, can be very exhausting. While searching online and asking friends and family can harness good results, it’s not always successful. Thankfully, the search is over. The family doctor at Suburban Healthcare Associates is accepting new patients, and there’s room for the whole family! Come in today to meet with our family doctor, or call to book an appointment.
Is Suburban Health Associates accepting new patients?
Yes, Suburban Healthcare Associates is currently accepting new patients! Our family doctors are happy to announce that they are now accepting new patients, so call us today to book a meeting with us. Your family’s health is only a phone call away!
What should I look for in a family doctor?
There are a variety of factors that should be evaluated when it comes to choosing a doctor in order to make a smart decision. Here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing a family doctor:
Accessibility and Convenience — Is the provider located close to your work or home, or do you mind driving out of your way for your appointments? Another important thing to consider is if your health needs require you to have close access to your physician. One should also try to see if there are any conflicts in scheduling. If the doctor’s office is only open during the day when you’re at work, it could be difficult to book an appointment. Make sure the doctor is available when you are.
Board Certification — Another consideration in your selection of a doctor may be their board certification status, which is easy to check online. Unlike a medical license, board certification is a voluntary process and it establishes a physician’s commitment to go above and beyond and continually develop their healthcare and medical knowledge.
Experience — All patients should consider the experience of potential physicians. If you are looking to build a long-term doctor-patient relationship, you may want to select a physician who is not close to retirement. You may feel more at ease selecting a physician who has several years of experience, or you may prefer going with a doctor who newly graduated med school and is eager to help. There is no right or wrong answer here, and your decision will depend on your personal preferences.
Experience Treating Your Conditions — If you or a family member have an existing medical condition, such as diabetes, arthritis, or obesity, you may feel the need to take special consideration in choosing a doctor. For these and other common conditions, seek out a primary care physician who has direct experience in that area.
Practice Style and Patient Experience — Another aspect of your health care that you should consider are the practice styles of a physician, as some physicians practice in a more personable manner while others are very formal. Depending on what you’re looking for, their practice style could change your decision. You may also want to look into other aspects of the care experience, such as reviews on staff courtesy or wait times at the doctor’s office.
What does a family doctor treat?
Family doctors have the skillset and ability to treat nearly every condition under the sun, from influenza to heart disease. If there is ever a situation that requires specialized care, your family doctor can refer you to a specialist.
If you or someone you know is looking for a top-rated family doctor, come to Suburban Healthcare Associates today! Our kind and compassionate professionals are experienced in treating a broad range of ailments and conditions affecting people of all ages. Call our office today to get in touch with a member of our specialist team. Go online or simply give us a call to book an appointment with us today!