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General practitioners, also known as family doctors, are usually a patient’s main doctor. Family doctors diagnose, treat and help prevent a variety of diseases and injuries that are common amongst the general population, and they treat patients of all ages. They are trained to look at the big picture, then focus in on treatment or prevention, referring to a specialist when needed.
Although you will see your primary care provider for most conditions, there may be times when you aren’t sure whether or not you should wait to be seen by your doctor or go straight to the emergency room. Click here for a list of symptoms that will help you determine the best place to go for treatment.
Oaklawn Medical Group has always made the patient’s interest it’s top priority. Our providers practice relationship-based care, and all of our Family & General practice locations have earned the Patient Centered Medical Home designation.
The Medical Home is a patient-centered philosophy that drives primary care excellence, focused on quality and safety. The philosophy drives providers and staff to develop strong, trusting relationships with their patients, treating them with dignity, respect and compassion. It is a model for achieving primary care excellence so that care is received in the right place, at the right time , and in the manner that best suits a patient’s needs. Patients are treated with respect, dignity and compassion.
Adapted from the AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) definition, the PCPCC describes the medical home as an approach to the delivery of primary care that is: