"I saw Dr. Briscoe twice during a very difficult time in my life. Not only did she show no empathy for what I was going through ( I am disabled and had just gone through a car accident in which my car flipped 4 times), she overtly said my problems were of my own devising. She was rude, asked me questions, then cut me off in mid response. Furthermore she told me outright that my response was incorrect. She is very intelligent, however, as is typical of many intelligent people she thinks she has things figured out before she gathers any real information. If you want competent, compassionate care avoid this....ah...doctor at all cost."
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.