"I have been a patient for a few years and a few years to long. first of all they have the worst front desk people imaginable. rude beyond words! Then there were a few times I had called in extreme situations needing a dr and meds and called on a Fri at 9 am and they couldn't even get me in to see anyone cause not one dr. was there and on top of that I was told no meds would be called in til I was seen and no available appts were open til a week later. not sure why she said no meds would be called in with out being seen cause they had done it plenty of times in the past so that was a lie. the dr. never could remember me either. .at least look at my chart before you come in so you know my name. I wouldn't go back there if you paid me."
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.