What Is a Family Physician?

A family physician is a medical professional that provides comprehensive care to people of all ages. Family physicians not only treat chronic diseases of the body, but they can also treat mental health conditions. Furthermore, a primary care doctor also offers preventative health services.

Did you know that Sisselman Medical Group provides both primary care and family physician services at both of our Long Island medical offices? Below are some of the benefits of choosing our practice as your primary care physician:

Family Physicians Provide Comprehensive Care

There are a variety of services that you can get from a family health care provider. If you have children, then they can get pediatric care. This includes things such as checkups, immunizations and the treatment of chronic illnesses.

Sports medicine is another service that you can get from a family health care provider. Many children and adults today are living active lifestyles. A family health care provider can help keep you healthy while playing a sport. They can give one a physical before joining the sports team. They can also treat fractures, cuts and sprains.

If you are thinking about starting a family, then a family health care provider can also help you. They can educate you about things that you can do in order to prepare for a healthy pregnancy. If you want to postpone having a family, then your healthcare provider can educate you about different contraceptive methods.

Stay Healthier with Regular Physicals and Check-ups

There are a number of reasons that seeing a family doctor can help you stay healthy. Because your health care provider is familiar with your health, he or she will be able to recognize changes. This can help you get a more accurate diagnosis. They can also refer you to a specialist if you have a medical problem that they are not trained to handle. Furthermore, seeing your health care provider regularly will help you develop trust.

You can also see your family health care provider for physicals. Check-ups and regularly schedule physicals are typically recommended once a year.

For more information on choosing Sisselman Medical Group as your primary or family physician, contact us today!