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Family Practice Definitions

A family or general practice doctor cares for the health needs of people of all ages and genders. Unless you need to see a specialist, when you go to the doctor's office you will generally be seeing a family practice physician. The following are some terms you will come across when going to the doctor's office.

  • Clinic – A medical health center that is dedicated to the care of outpatients, those who do not need hospital care. Most family care practices offer the same services as clinics.
  • Appointment – To meet with a family doctor or nurse practitioner you will need to set up a date and time with their office, as most practices discourage walk-ins. If you are sick, however, you can usually make an appointment to see the doctor that day.
  • Health Insurance – Insurance that covers the cost of treatment for illness or injury. While making an appointment to see the doctor, confirm that they do accept your insurance. Most insurances will also provide you a list of family and general practice doctors you can use.
  • Exam – Family doctors are licensed to provide tests to diagnose illness or health. While most simple tests can be done within the practice, such as blood and urine tests, some medical conditions may need referral to see a specialist.
    American Academy of Family Physicians
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    If you are interested in starting a family or general medical practice, consider enrolling in our academy. Providing educational resources for any doctor looking to start a general or family practice.
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    Williams Kenneth L Jr DO
    2811 E Katella Ave, Orange, CA 92867
    La Mirada Family Doctors. Known for praying with his patients and giving Christian counsel, Dr. Williams is a warm and caring physician providing high standards of care in private medicine. La Mirada General Practice Doctors.
    (714) 972-8001
    Beach Eye Medical Group
    18582 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
    With combined experience of over 100 years, Beach Eye Medical Group offer the widest range of ophthalmic eye care services, including Cataract, laser vision correction & LASIK eye surgery.
    (714) 965-9696
    Helping Handz Counseling
    2390 S Crenshaw Boulevard, Suite 162, Torrance, CA 90501
    Contact us at (424) 286-1737 in Torrance, CA, for tailored family counseling and access our vast mental health resources designed to help patience overcome any issues.Contact us at (424) 286-1737 in T
    (424) 286-1737
    Michael's Medical Group
    15090 Imperial Hwy, La Mirada, CA 90638
    (714) 739-4814
    Chunical Shah MD
    15651 Imperial Hwy, La Mirada, CA 90638
    (562) 947-1619
    Moataz Guirgius MD Inc
    15651 Imperial Hwy, La Mirada, CA 90638
    (562) 947-8832
    Henry Winn MD
    15651 Imperial Hwy Ste 102b, La Mirada, CA 90638
    (714) 670-2190
    Autumn Medical Group
    9200 Colima Rd Ste 207, Whittier, CA 90605
    (562) 945-0252
    Kesheng Wu MD Inc
    9209 Colima Rd Ste 4500, Whittier, CA 90605
    (562) 696-5088
    Sieghart H Ponhold MD
    13132 Studebaker Rd Ste 7, Norwalk, CA 90650
    (562) 863-1300
    Robert Churchill Sharp, MD
    641 S Palm St, La Habra, CA 90631
    (562) 694-1600
    Noli R Zosa MD
    12444 Washington Blvd, Whittier, CA 90602
    (562) 698-0161
    Chung Lien Chen MD
    12802 Whittier Blvd, Whittier, CA 90602
    (562) 698-0933
    San Antonio Medical Clinic Inc
    325 E La Habra Blvd, La Habra, CA 90631
    (562) 691-7100
    Joshua Medical Group-Cerritos
    17370 Norwalk Blvd, Cerritos, CA 90703
    (562) 809-5674

    If you or a family member is sick, generally you will see a doctor at his or her office. Whether you go to a general medical practice or a family physician is up to your preference. The terms used to be synonymous in the health profession, but they are no longer the same. After World War II, medical sub specialties became more popular and many physicians left general practice. It was thought that four years of undergraduate school, four years of medical school, and one year of internship was not enough training to properly practice medicine. Three year residency programs were added for additional training and to allow candidates to take board certification exams. General health practitioners still exist to some degree, but they are usually referred to as internal medicine. Family doctors are trained to treat people of all ages and usually serve as primary care physicians at their clinics. They often have a staff or nurses available to help gather information and perform basic tests including temperature and blood pressure, though the formal diagnosis is always performed by the doctor. If a patient infected with bacteria, doctors will prescribe antibiotics, but will generally tell you to gather over the counter medications for a virus, like the flu. They'll also know whether the patient needs to be sent to another facility for additional testing, like x rays or blood work. It's common to need an appointment in order to see the physician at his or her center and though insurance isn't always necessary, it does severely reduce costs for the patient.
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