"I was told to arrive half an hour before my appointment, which I did. This, apparently, was so that I could complete 3 minutes of paperwork. I was not seen by the doctor until 2 full hours after my arrival. 1.5 hours after my scheduled appointment time. Dr. McClendon was brusque, apathetic and unapologetic when he did finally arrive. My exam room had a creepy video camera. Not sure what happened to privacy. Dr. prescribed a $300 medication, not covered by any insurance plan, and wouldn't return my phone calls afterwards. This really was my worst ever medical provider experience. I will never return to Dr. McClendon's office, ever."
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.