"Seen at old doctors office on Dolly Parton parkway for a stomach problem. After being seen by his assistant and nurse he finally came in the room. Never checked me, asked a couple questions and walked out. I was given medication I was allergic to. Two days later I was back in his office. Nether the less he was more concerned about his new office then his parents! 6 times I was in his office he never examined me. He told me I should either be working or in the hospital and walked out.\r
I now have a infection in my colon I am bleeding when I go to the bathroom. I have tried to make an appointment to see him several times since he has moved and I can never get in to see him. \r
I'm getting a new doctor this guy sucks! "
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.