Family Medicine Doctor Questions and Answers
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Every family should have a family medicine doctor. One can help you, your spouse, and your kids grow healthily and stay healthy. You might be looking for your first family medicine doctor, or maybe you’re interested in a new one. Regardless, we’d like you help you find a quality family doctor even if it isn’t with us here at Suburban Healthcare Associates, so here’s a bit of a Q&A on family medicine doctors!
Q: What is family medicine?
A: Family medicine is a kind of primary health care, the most fundamental health care you can get. Primary care is first-contact health care, preventive care, and continual care too. There are other kinds of primary health care as well: internal medicine and pediatric medicine. Pediatric medicine is health care for children exclusively, internal medicine is health care for seniors, and family medicine is health care for children, seniors, and middle-aged people.
If you have children and older parents, or really, anyone else in your family of another age, then you might want a family medicine doctor. One can take care of your entire family and easily identify any health issues that run in the family. Common health conditions, like the flu, and many chronic conditions, like arthritis, can be managed by a family doctor. Family wellness advice can be provided too.
Q: What ages does a family doctor treat?
A: A family doctor treats all ages. This includes seniors and children. Newborns, however, often need the short-term attention and care of a pediatric medicine doctor, and some seniors may want to see an internal medicine doctor.
Q: How do I find a good family practice doctor?
A: You certainly could look online for something like “family medicine doctor near me”, or you could use your city or state’s online services to find a doctor in your area. You could also ask family or friends if they would recommend a particular physician. Of course, you could just come to us here at Suburban Healthcare Associates! Our clinic is privately owned and affiliated with Edward Hospital & Health Services and Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Our family medicine doctors are highly rated.
During your meetup/meet-and-greet with a doctor, ask about the doctor’s expertise (like whether the doctor is a family doctor or another kind of physician). Also ask about things that are important to you and your family, like any condition that runs in the family.
Q: What services does a family medicine doctor provide?
A: Our family medicine doctors are fully capable of providing the services your family will need for healthy lifetimes. Some of the many services our doctors provide include:
- Men’s, women’s, geriatric, and pediatric health care
- Care for diabetics
- Care for minor injuries and minor illnesses
- Skin treatments for healthy skin
- Travel medicine
- Medically supervised weight-loss programs
- Allergy testing and allergy treatment
- Care for patients with conditions like high blood pressure
- And more
Do you have a family medicine doctor near me?
We likely do! Suburban Healthcare Associates has multiple locations in the Illinois area, so please see our Locations page to find the one nearest you. On that page, you’ll also find your nearest location’s address and contact number. Give us a call at that number if you need the services of a capable, dependable family medicine doctor. And when you come in to meet the doctor, you can bring in your family so you can all get a sense of who the doctor is! We serve patients from Naperville IL, Plainfield IL, Joliet IL, Woodridge IL, Wolfs IL, Warrenville IL, Crystal Lawns IL, Romeoville IL, Lockport IL, Crest Hill IL, Shorewood IL, Gilletts IL, and Fairmont IL.
We look forward to your visit with us here at Suburban Healthcare Associates!