Family Medicine Doctor Questions and Answers
Family doctors offer a broad range of services, as they are trained to provide comprehensive care to patients of all ages. At North Tex MedCare we provide family medicine services. Call us for more information or request an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 5057 Keller Springs Rd Ste 300 Addison TX 75001.
It is always reassuring to know that you and your family have a distinguished medical professional to whom you can bring any and all health-related concerns. That is just one of the many benefits that a family medicine doctor can provide to you and your family. At North Tex MedCare, our team of family medicine doctors and medical professionals would be delighted to meet with and provide excellent medical care to you and your family!
How do I find a good family practice doctor?
Finding a family practice doctor for you and your family can feel like a significant decision, as you are deciding on who you are going to entrust your health and the health of your family to over an extended period. As such, it is a good idea to ensure you are getting a good one! If you are unsure of how to go about doing that, a good way to start is by asking your friends, family, colleagues, and other people in your life if they have any recommendations for good family doctors. While compiling a list of potential candidates, it might be a good idea also to compile a list of the qualities you would like your family doctor to have. Knowing what you are looking for in advance can help you decide when it comes time to meet with the doctors on your list who are accepting new patients.
If you are looking for a family practice doctor in the area of Addison, Texas, we would be happy to meet with you at North Tex MedCare Clinic! Dr. Frank Lee, MD, is a board-certified family medicine physician with over 16 years of experience providing excellent medical care to numerous families and patients.
What should I look for when looking for a family doctor?
When looking for a family doctor, there are a few things that you will want to look for, which can include qualities in the family doctor and clinic, as well as some matters of practicality and convenience. With that in mind, the following is a list of things to ask or keep in mind when looking for a family doctor:
- Will they work with your health insurance plan?
- Is the clinic in a convenient location for you?
- Are the hours of operation suitable for your lifestyle?
- What is the expertise of the family doctor? Are they board-certified?
- What have other patients said about them?
- What services do they provide?
- What is their philosophy of care?
- Do they offer telemedicine appointments?
- Are they friendly, personable, compassionate, hard-working, organized, empathetic, etc.?
- Do you feel respected and empowered by them?
The above are a few examples of questions to consider when looking for a family doctor. The list is not meant to be exhaustive, and some questions may not apply to your case. At North Tex MedCare, our family physicians and medical professionals pride themselves on providing patient-first care by genuinely listening to our patients and partnering with them to help them lead healthy lives.
How often should you see your family doctor?
Anytime you have a medical concern that warrants medical attention or makes you feel uncertain, it is a good idea to make an appointment with your family doctor, both for peace of mind and so that you can receive proper treatment. If you are otherwise healthy and do not have any medical concerns, you should still plan to have a routine checkup with your family doctor every one to three years, depending on your age. If you are in your 20s to mid-30s, you should be fine with a checkup every two to three years. However, once you reach the age of 40 and older, you should plan on having an annual checkup.
What services does a family doctor offer?
Family doctors offer a broad range of services, as they are trained to provide comprehensive care to patients of all ages. That said, the specific services a family doctor offers may vary depending on their particular specialties. At North Tex MedCare, our family doctors provide the following services:
- Aesthetic and dermatology services, such as acne treatment, Botox injections, and Latisse treatment
- ADHD diagnosis and treatment
- Infertility treatment
- Laboratory testing and diagnostics
- Medical weight loss
- Men’s health services
- Mental health and psychiatric services
- Pediatric care
- Physical exams
- Prescription medication refills
- Sexually transmitted disease and infection (STD and STI) testing and treatment
- Specialist referrals
- Urgent care for various illnesses and injuries
- Women’s health services
Call us if you want to know more about our services. We serve patients from Addison TX, Carrollton TX, Richardson TX, Farmers Branch TX, Hebron TX, and Highland Park TX.