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Family Medicine Doctors Near Me

Are you searching for a new family doctor in your area? With a growing number of locations across the country, it will be easy to get the quality care that you and your family deserve. Our family doctors are focused on treating adults on Medicare by spending time to understand your health history and creating a personalized plan for you.

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What type of doctor should I choose for primary care?

Primary care physicians generally specialize in family practice, geriatrics, or internal medicine. With so many options available, it can be challenging to find the one that’s best for you. Before you decide, learn more about the different types of primary care doctors, when to see them, and how to choose the right one.

  • Value over volume

    We’re focused on improving the patient experience, which is why we prioritize quality of care over volume of patients.

  • Friendly and professional staff

    We work as a team to support one another, often going above and beyond to ensure the well-being of our staff and patients.

  • Experts at senior care

    Understanding seniors and making sure we address their needs is at the core of how we treat our patients.

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What is the difference between a family doctor and a primary care doctor?

A primary care doctor is an umbrella term used to describe different types of doctors that specialize in providing primary care. Included among them are family doctors and internists (doctors who specialize in internal medicine). Specifically, family doctors can treat patients of any age, which means that they’re able to provide a broad range of services such as immunizations, preventive care, and even minor surgeries. They provide care not only in clinics, but also in health centers, inpatient facilities, and hospitals. On the other hand, internists only provide primary care to adults, and while some specialize in conditions that affect internal organs like the heart, lungs, liver, and kidneys, others don’t. Like family doctors, internists provide broad primary services.

How to find a family doctor that meets your health needs?

Once you’ve decided that you want a family doctor as your primary care provider, the first step is to think about what you’re looking for in a physician. Are you looking for a male or female doctor? Does your doctor have to be associated with a specific hospital? Good communication is also one of the most important things in a patient-physician relationship. Your health needs will be better addressed if you’re able to find a doctor you’re comfortable with, you trust, and can talk to freely. Once you know these things, you can make a list of possible doctors around your area by asking your friends, family, other healthcare professionals, or browsing the internet.

How to find a primary care doctor at Oak Street Health

Oak Street Health can help you find the right family doctor that’s committed to helping you stay healthy and prevent urgent medical problems from happening. Being with a doctor who knows you best will save you a lot of time and cut down your medical expenses in the long run.

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