Front-line preventive and medical care for families and individuals
Your Family Medicine physician is your partner and advocate when it comes to maintaining optimal health, as well as your first point of contact in the healthcare system. Choosing the right one is important. All of our Family Medicine providers at United Regional Physician Group listen intently to get to the bottom of healthcare concerns. They diagnose and treat common health problems and refer patients to specialists when necessary.
You should see your Family Medicine physician once a year for a check-up and any time you have a health concern. In an ongoing relationship, your physician gets to know your lifestyle, your family and other factors that can affect your health and wellbeing.
All of our Family Medicine physicians provide preventive care (physicals, screenings, vaccines), treat minor injuries and acute illnesses, and help manage chronic medical conditions.
To make an appointment, please call 940-764-5200.
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The Benefits of Having a Family Medicine Physician
A Family Medicine physician, is a physician who is specifically trained in treating the entire person, physically, mentally and emotionally, explains the American Academy of Family Physicians. Unlike other doctors who specialize in treating one particular organ or disease, Family Medicine physicians not only diagnose and treat acute and chronic illnesses, like the flu and high blood pressure, but they also provide routine health screenings and counseling on lifestyle changes in an effort to prevent diseases from developing in the first place.
Some advantages of having an established Family Medicine physician include:
Someone to Watch Over You
- Helps you stay healthier because of regular checkups, immunizations and screenings.
- Gains valuable information from tracking a problem over time —and can make treatment decisions accordingly.
- Over the long term, knows your health history, your habits, and your personality, and can more easily recognize signs that indicate a potential change in your health.
One Point Person
- Manages and coordinates of all your healthcare needs
- Provides referrals to specialty physicians, when you need one, and keeping track of your care with them
Saves Time Down the Line
- Helps you get care more quickly should you get sick in the future—whether it’s a pesky sinus infection or something more serious, because they know your history and more about you
Prevent Future Illness
- Helps educate you about your health and helps prevent chronic illnesses through regular check-ups
Establishing a relationship with a Family Medicine physician is important to help keep you healthier as you age.