"This office is the most unprofessional, rude, medical office that I have ever been to in my life. I wish that I read the reviews before I went there. Those ladies in the office need to be trained in customer service. They are argumentative, and accusatory. Also, Gulf Coast Medical Group's policy is that you can't transfer from one primary care doctor to another. So if you don't like one, you're stuck with them and being treated like this by their staff. Most of the doctor's on Aetna are with Gulf Coast. The doctor herself was nice to me but I wasn't comfortable with her office staff and what I had to deal with to get a prescription refill, along with other issues."
There are several kinds of primary care doctors. Which specialty you search for depends primarily on your age:
Adults see internal medicine doctors (also called "internists").
Babies, children, and teenagers see pediatricians.
Seniors see geriatricians.
Anyone can see a family medicine doctor.
Primary care doctors see people for check-ups, physical exams, or routine bloodwork. They also help people with chronic illnesses manage their conditions.
Primary care doctors are very important. If you haven’t seen a doctor in a while, you will most likely start with a primary care doctor. If you have medical problems or concerns, your primary care doctor can diagnose you and refer you to the right specialist for further consultation.