Why Do You Need A Family Medicine Provider?

In addition to taking care of your health, another advantage to having a family medicine provider is the type of care they offer.

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How many times have you been asked, “When was the last time you went to the doctor?” It’s not uncommon for the state of your health to be forgotten until an actual issue arises, especially with today’s fast-paced world and full schedules. Regular check-ups and preventative care get put off, and before you know it, it’s been a couple of years since you last saw a doctor. Prioritizing your health is a good place to start – but what will really hold you accountable is establishing a life-long family medicine provider.

Family Medicine Provider: A Doctor for the Entire Family

In addition to taking care of your health, another advantage to having a family medicine provider is the type of care they offer. Unlike specialists who focus on a specific area of medicine, family medicine providers are trained to care for patients of all ages, from infants to the elderly. This means your whole family can be seen and treated by the same doctor. This benefits not only you and your family’s health, but also your busy schedule. Finding a family medicine provider who fits your family’s needs simplifies healthcare and makes scheduling appointments convenient.

Healthcare with a Holistic Approach

To find the root causes of health issues, family medicine providers often take a holistic route while treating their patients. They consider not only the physical aspects of your health, but also take a deep dive into the emotional and mental factors that can heavily influence your well-being. This comprehensive outlook allows them to address the actual causes of health issues, providing a well-rounded and effective diagnosis and treatment plan.

Tired of Scheduling Appointments Months in Advance?

You’re not alone. Waiting long periods of time before being seen by a doctor can have negative effects on your health. There’s also a higher chance of forgetting about your appointment that you scheduled 3 months ago. Family medicine doctors are often more accessible than specialists. Depending on your symptoms, family medicine providers are typically available for next-day appointments and urgent situations. This accessibility ensures that you receive timely care when you need it most!

Long-Term Relationships

Developing a long-term relationship with your family medicine provider is invaluable. Over time, they will gain a deeper understanding of you and your family’s health – meaning they can detect subtle changes that might indicate underlying issues. This type of care fosters trust, and allows for more effective healthcare management. By establishing a family medicine provider and seeing them regularly, it will help your provider make more informed decisions about treatment options.

Here are some of our Family Medicine Providers at Bluestem Health:

Schedule an Appointment and Establish a Family Medicine Provider at Bluestem Health

By prioritizing a long-term relationship with a family medicine provider, you are taking a proactive step toward better health and well-being for yourself and your loved ones. A family medicine provider’s ability to provide comprehensive, continuous, and personalized care for every member of your family is why you need one. Remember, they are not just a doctor, but a partner in your journey toward a healthier, happier life. Schedule an appointment by calling Bluestem Health at (402) 476-1455 and start building a relationship with your new family medicine provider today.

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