It is very important that you have one primary doctor that coordinates all of your care. This is important because a medical practitioner that is so fully aware of your medical conditions and history is going to be best able to make sure that you don’t have any complications from interactions with other providers, especially specialists. This is why insurance companies require you to choose a primary care physician.
Yet if you have a family with children, a family practice doctor could be the best option for not just your care, but the healthcare of everyone in your family. There are several advantages to doing this instead of getting a different doctor for each member of the family.(more…)