"The staff apparently don't consult patient records, as the prescriptions vary according to which PA sees you. I was told that I could not take my arthritis medicine twice a day as it might harm me. Okay. The PA made an appointment with me for 6 months out. My Rx ran out, and the pharmacy faxed over for a new one. They sent an OLD Rx for tiwce a day, and for only 30 days worth. Who the heck is right? I don't know anymore! I called the Dr's office and was told that I had to be examined every 3 months to continue the arthritis meds. So, confused prescriptions, NO communication, No one seems to be on the same page, and the result is confusion. I AM looking for a new primary care provider. Will NOT go back! "
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.