What is Family Medicine?
Your family means everything to you, and you want to ensure your loved ones live long and productive lives. The purpose of family medicine is to focus on creating long-term relationships with patients and their families while also providing quality, compassionate care for a full range of issues. This includes acute and chronic diseases, preventive care, and even mental health. Unlike other specialties that may focus on a specific illness or organ, family medicine specializes in treating the whole person, no matter their age or gender. From diabetes and heart disease to asthma and physical injuries, the practice of a family practitioner offers patients long-term, individualized care to handle their most serious health issues. At Mid Cities Direct Primary Care, Dr. Kara Farley and Dr. James Terry are able to treat Grapevine, TX patients of all ages with a wide variety of needs.
What Does a Family Doctor Do?
Some responsibilities of your family physician include:
- Treating and diagnosing a comprehensive range of health issues
- Creating a treatment plan with other health professionals
- Providing health care that focuses on the patient as a whole
- Establishing relationships with patients and their health
- Preventing illness
- Offering up advice and tips for patients to take control of their health
Family physicians offer the care you need to reduce your risk of developing the illness. In fact, it has been shown that those with primary health care have better overall health than those who do not. By maintaining an active relationship with your family physician, you can reduce your overall health care costs while getting the preventive care you need to keep you feeling healthy and happy.
Comprehensive Care for Your whole Family
Family practitioners help patients remain healthy and free of disease through routine visits, immunizations, and screenings. Our team at Mid Cities Direct Primary Care in Grapevine, TX is here to help you and every member of your family achieve optimal health. Reach out to our office to schedule a consultation today or to learn about the advantages of direct primary care.
Family Medicine FAQs
What is the difference between family medicine and general medicine?
Family medicine doctors, like ours at Mid Cities Direct Primary Care, specialize in seeing patients of any age or developmental level. General practitioners, such as you might see at an urgent care facility, are authorized to see a variety of patients and issues as well. However, family medicine doctors build life-long relationships with their patients, and we pride ourselves on offering targeted and comprehensive care to our patients of all ages.
What does a family medicine doctor treat?
Because of our longitudinal relationships with our patients, we are often able to provide specific and evaluative care for our patients. We treat a range of concerns, from the most basic and mundane of complaints to noticing underlying conditions or diseases before it is too late. Our specialists emphasize promoting healthy, holistic lifestyles in our patients and catching diseases while they can still be treated.
What do you mean by "relationship-based medicine"?
These days, with medicine being so heavily specialized, you may call a doctor for a single concern and see multiple different doctors by the end of your treatment. For our Grapevine, TX patients, we are concerned with being able to follow through on any issue our patients may be having. While specialists certainly have a role in the care we provide, our relationship-based model emphasizes the commitment that we will have to seeing you return to your healthiest.