A family practice doctor is trained to care for the whole patient. They are qualified to screen for, diagnose, and treat hundreds of conditions affecting all systems of the body as well as work closely with a specialist for more complex or rare conditions. Family practice doctors treat the patient from birth to end of life, allowing trust to build and a historical relationship to drive the care process.
Family practice doctors are an integral part of the care team. They know the patient’s complete medical history and are able to make fully informed, patient-centric decisions as a result. They coordinate the patient’s care and focus on overall health and well-being throughout life. Most importantly, family practice doctors evaluate the patient even when he or she is not sick, providing a robust prevention program for optimal health. Many patients also love the convenience of having one doctor who is qualified to treat the whole family.
Just a few of the conditions patients can receive treatment for include:
Primary care providers also perform well child visits, well-woman visits, preventive screenings, and routine annual physicals.
Patients experiencing loss of consciousness, difficulty breathing, uncontrollable bleeding, or symptoms of a heart attack, stroke, or an aneurysm should seek emergency medical attention in an emergency room. If a patient experiencing a life-threatening emergency reports to Florida Family Practice, they will either be advised to report to a local ER or transported by ambulance.