4 Questions to Ask Your Family Doctor
At Primary Care 360, we offer a variety of services for you and your whole family. We serve patients in Sherwood AR, Hensley AR and White Hall AR. Visit us at a location near you, or Call us for more information.
What are the different treatment options?
At Primary Care 360, we provide an array of treatments and services for you and your whole family. We provide anything from: physicals (for school or work related purposes), COVID-19 testing (as well as rapid testing), X-rays and lab tests, gastroenterology related services and concerns, vaccinations, preventative care, immunizations, pain management, pharmacy services, diabetes-specific care, and more. We pride ourselves on providing comprehensive, efficient care all in one place.
Accessing the above treatments and services usually starts with a visit to one of our family doctors, to help understand the issue and the services you may need. As a primary care-focused clinic, we believe that having a family physician that knows you and your history is a vital part of your overall healthcare over time. Many serious or chronic health conditions are often first noticed or diagnosed by a primary health care provider, which is why regular contact and access to one is so important. If you’d like to find out more about how we can help, or get set up with an appointment with a primary care doctor today, feel free to contact us.
How long can I spend with you at each visit?
How long you spend with your primary care provider at each visit depends on many factors, including the reason for the appointment and the potential tests or diagnostic materials that may be needed. For example, if you are dealing with something like strep throat, this is typically a quicker appointment, as your care provider will assess your symptoms, administer a throat swab if further confirmation is needed, and prescribe a course of antibiotics. This can be done in about 15 minutes or less, whereas an appointment for more complex needs may take longer.
If you have various issues you’d like to discuss in an appointment, or if you need an annual exam or more intensive physical and other testing done, the appointment may be longer. It’s important to us that you feel your health issues have been addressed, so there is technically no “time limit” on visits. If you’re unsure and would like to find out what to expect during a visit, contact us today for more information.
Is there anything I can do on my own to improve my condition?
What you can do on your own to manage your health depends on many factors, including what chronic health issues you may be dealing with, as well as your age and specific life situation. While there are many things all of us can do to maintain and improve our health, such as eat well, exercise and get adequate sleep, having a primary care provider that can get to know you and your health history, and help you manage your health over time is very important.
In fact, research has repeatedly shown that those with a primary care doctor tend to have better health outcomes over time, since chronic issues are typically identified earlier and managed better with the help of a professional. To find out what our team at Primary Care 360 can do for you, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.
How long will I have to wait to get an appointment?
This may depend on the day, and the type of appointment you need. However, we pride ourselves on being able to see patients as quickly as possible, so typically our wait times for a primary care appointment aren’t too long. Since we have a variety of services available for different needs, we are often able to see patients within the hour, usually sooner than that. Keep in mind that since we also provide walk-in service, we are sometimes unable to fully control the flow of patients and the wait time; however, with our comprehensive team, we can get you a primary care appointment as soon as possible.