10 Important Roles of a Family Doctor

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A family may use the same family doctor (also called family physician) for numerous generations to take care of their medical requirements. Family physicians are crucial to keeping their patients healthy and happy. Here are 10 reasons why you should have a family doctor look after you instead of waiting.

1) Preventative Care

One of the most crucial duties of a family doctor is providing preventive care. They may aid in the early detection of possible health problems when they are most amenable to treatment. In order to avoid future health issues, family physicians may also provide advice on good practices and lifestyle choices.

2) Identifying and Treating Diseases

A variety of ailments and medical disorders may be diagnosed and treated by family physicians. They can provide quick and efficient treatment if a member of your family becomes unwell.

3) Coordinated Care

Family physicians may serve as their patients’ care coordinators, making sure that all pertinent medical specialists participating in their treatment are on the same page. When a patient has to visit a specialist, this coordination helps to provide seamless treatment.

4) Educating People

Family physicians may provide patient education on a range of subjects, including illness prevention, exercise, and good nutrition. They may also aid in a better understanding of medical issues and available treatments by patients and their families.

5) Giving assistance

Family physicians may link patients and their families with other resources they might need as well as provide emotional support during difficult times.

6) Creating Connections

The development of relationships is an important part of being a family doctor. Family physicians may treat and care for their patients more effectively by building trust and rapport with them.

7) Promoting Patients’ Rights

Family physicians may stand out for their patients’ rights and make sure they get the finest treatment possible by advocating on their behalf. While selecting a family physician, find out how they represent the needs of their patients.

8) Taking Care of Chronic Diseases

They can aid patients in developing treatment strategies to enhance their quality of life and better understand their diseases.

9) Encouragement of Healthful Lifestyles

Family physicians may provide advice on nutrition, exercise, and other facets of living a healthy lifestyle.

10) Being a Comforting Source

Family physicians are more than simply medical experts since they can provide psychological assistance and confidence during trying times.

We’re Accepting New Patients

We’d be pleased to go through how our family doctor, Dr. Staniland, can provide you and your family the good health that you deserve. Please contact our office at (817) 346-5111 to make an appointment.

Disclaimer: This blog post is for informational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. Please consult with a healthcare provider before making any changes to your diet, exercise routine, or lifestyle.

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Dr. John Staniland

Dr. John Staniland went to medical school at the University of Calgary in 1991, completing a residency in Family Medicine at Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1993. Dr. Staniland worked as a traveling doctor for the Alberta Medical Association, relieving doctors in rural locations who couldn’t find anyone willing to give them some time off.

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