What is a Family Doctor?
A Family Doctor is a health care professional that practices medicine and is licensed by a state board.
What type of care can a Family Doctor provide?
A Family Doctor examines patients for minor injuries or diseases that do not need special medical attention. A Family Doctor can do minor procedures and refer patients to specialists for more complicated procedures.
What can I see Family Doctor for?
You can see a Family Doctor for any non-emergency health issue. A Family Doctor can usually provide care to patients of all ages and refer patients to specialists when it is needed.
What does a Family Doctor typically not treat?
Family doctors usually do not treat broken bones, cancer, serious diseases or emergency treatment.
What should you do if you need immediate medical care?
If you have a medical emergency and possibly need an ambulance, dial 911 immediately. If the emergency is not that severe, try going to an urgent care clinic.