Family Doctors Accepting New Patients
The family doctors at Primary Care 360 are now accepting new patients. If you are looking for top-quality healthcare, schedule an appointment online or call us today! Serving Sherwood AR, Hensley AR, and White Hall AR.
Family doctors play an important role in healthcare. They are the first line of contact for all medical concerns and for any condition that requires special attention, they can refer you to a specialist. It is important to have a close relationship with your family doctor to help in the prevention of disease and support better overall health.
What can you do to find a good primary care physician?
When considering a new family doctor, it is important to take these factors into consideration:
- Which doctors are in your network?
- Who do your family and friends recommend?
- How easy is it to travel to the doctor’s office?
- Where will procedures take place?
- What hours is their practice open and will the doctor be available when you need an appointment?
- Is the prospective doctor an expert in treating people with your specific condition?
- Are the staff friendly and professional?
- Do they work in a group practice or an individual practice?
- Does the physical environment of the practice make you feel comfortable?
- Can this provider meet your special needs?
- Can you communicate easily with this doctor?
Communication is incredibly important from both the doctor and the patient. Consider these questions when thinking about clear and productive communication:
- What is the doctor’s communication style?
- Did they take the time to listen to your questions and answer them with care and patience?
- Did you feel rushed?
- Did the doctor interrupt you frequently or dismiss your concerns?
- Did the doctor explain things to you in a way that you could easily understand?
- Would you feel comfortable talking to them about personal or sensitive health issues?
How would I find a Family Doctor Accepting New Patients?
Sometimes finding a family doctor can be challenging, not to mention disheartening after you’ve called several practices and they are all at capacity. But the search is over! Primary Care 360 is currently accepting new patients, so you can feel confident in your health with their medical expertise.
If I have a child, will my family doctor take on my child as well as my significant other?
When booking an appointment to meet a new family doctor, one of the most important things to ask is if they have room to treat your entire family. Occasionally, they may only have room for one more patient, so your children and spouse would be left without care. Thankfully, the family doctors at Primary Care 360 are accepting new patients, with space for your entire family! Call us today or book an appointment online to meet with one of our family doctors.
What’s the difference between a primary care physician and a family doctor?
Preventative Medicine vs. Treatment — The primary focus of family doctors is on preventative medicine because they work with patients throughout their lifetime. Family physicians work with families to promote their overall physical, emotional and mental well-being. They also manage chronic medical conditions and provide education for disease prevention and treatment of illnesses. General practice doctors focus on the treatment of acute (short-lasting) conditions and build relationships with trusted medical specialists to provide appropriate care for those with complex medical conditions.
Certification and Continuing Education — Requiring recertification every six years by examination, family physicians are certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. Every three years, family physicians must also complete a minimum of 150 hours of continuing education. General practice physicians are certified by the American Board of General Practice through one of two methods: The Primary Standard Pathway requires the General Practice Training Program of the American College of General Medicine to be completed. The Previous Experience Pathway allows for certification immediately through oral examination by the board.
What does a family medicine doctor treat?
Family doctors diagnose, treat and prevent diseases and injuries in a private practice clinic, community health centre, nursing home, or hospital. They also address health prevention (treatments, immunizations, etc.), look for health risks and manage end-of-life issues.
If you or someone you know is looking for a new family doctor, come to Primary Care 360 today! Our kind and compassionate staff are experienced in treating people of all ages and are ready to accept you and your family! Our doctors are accepting new patients at one of nearby locations, serving Sherwood AR, Hensley AR, White Hall AR. Contact our office today to talk with a member of our specialist team. Visit us online or simply give us a call or request an appointment!