"Dr. Kuhns has been my and my husband's primary care provider for over 10 years. He has helped us through the following: my husband's cancer and his rare disease called Adult Still's Disease. My husband requires many visits every month for constant maintenance of meds for the disease along with lasting side effects from the cancer. I too have had major health issues. In December of 2005, I had surgery to replace my mitral and aortic heart valves and in 2012 due to Dr. Kuhns' diligence to find out why my consistent Vertigo would not go away, ordered an MRI on my brain. ("Just to be safe, to make sure it wasn't caused by a small stroke or possible tumor") Thank God he did! He saw no tumor or stroke, instead, a large aneurysm. For those who don't know, aneurysms have no symptoms. If not for his diligence, I would not be here today. I told Dr. Kuhns he literally saved my life by ordering that small, but expensive test. "
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.