Family Practice Near Me
Looking for a doctor for the whole family? Oak Street Health has a vast network of family practice physicians across the country so you can find one close by. Family practice physicians are trained to treat people of all ages — so you can find the right doctor for your needs.
Become a patient.
We pride ourselves on spending more time with patients than other practices, which is why we’re able to provide each and every patient with care plans specific to their individual needs.
We take an innovative approach to medicine, taking the time to evaluate new technologies to see if they’re a good fit for our practice.
A focus on wellness and prevention
We listen closely and work with our patients to create a roadmap for care with special attention to preventive medicine and overall well being.
- Is preventive health a new kind of medicine?
No. Preventive care is nothing new. It just isn’t practiced by everyone. But as Medicare primary care doctors for seniors, we know that preventive medicine means being able to keep you healthier and out of the hospital more often. Plus, it’s far less costly to treat you when you are healthy than when you are sick.
- What types of things can I do that is preventive care focused?
There are a lot of steps you can take to prevent serious illness. Making sure you have all your immunizations and that you are taking your medicines on a regular basis is important. But so is seeing your Medicare primary care physician on a regular basis, as well as regular lab work and screenings that can warn your senior primary care doctor of any changes in your health before it becomes too serious.
But preventive care also means being active. As we age, it becomes more important to move, by doing so you can help prevent your body from taking on the stress of an illness. It also changes in food habits and eating a more nutritionally-balanced diet. Cutting out the things that cause high-blood pressure, diabetes and other corrosive activities we pick up over time.
Get plenty of rest. 7-9 hours of sleep a night can help stave off things like serious illness and help relieve stress levels that affect seniors. If you have trouble sleeping, speak to your Medicare primary care physician.
These same recommendations can also prevent stress which we know is common for everyone. Taking care of your physical and mental health is important to us and we do so by preventing illnesses early on.
- Can I get tested for COVID-19 at the center?
Testing is very limited nationally at this time, but may be available for Oak Street Health patients when determined clinically necessary. If you have flu-like symptoms, we will connect you with a nurse or provider for assessment and to determine the next steps that are best for you, which may or may not include testing. We can also support patients in identifying other resources, including those for testing, in the community.
What is the difference between a family practice physician and a primary care doctor?
If you would like one doctor to treat everyone in your family, you may want to look for a family practice physician. A family doctor is one who is trained to treat people of all ages. This means that you can receive care for infants, children and adults, all within the same medical practice. Another benefit of a family practice physician is working with someone who is familiar with health concerns that have occurred more than once in your family and who can help provide treatment for hereditary conditions.
How to find a family practice physician that meets your health needs?
Browse Oak Street Health’s online portal of dedicated physicians all across the country to find the right doctor for your family. You can search by location so you can easily find a practice or clinic that’s convenient. If you have any specific care needs, you can contact individual practices to ask for more information about their care offerings. You can also contact us to help match you to the right doctor to treat any existing health concerns and help prevent future illnesses.
How to find a family practice physician or a PCP at Oak Street Health?
We can help you find the right family practice physician or primary care physician (PCP) in your neighborhood so you can start managing your health and that of your family. Connecting with a local doctor will save you time, money, and stress in the long run. Explore our online portal or call our team of dedicated representatives who will help you schedule your first appointment.
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