"I've been going to Dr. Gonzalez for years. She's a great doctor, but every time I go there I have some type of problem with the staff. \r
They're phone is rarely working. The last time I was actually able to reach them they give me the wrong information before the call dropped. I just found out I never received a single bill because they put the wrong address on file and most of my bills ended up going to the collection agency. Once I saw the bills I noticed they billed me at the self-pay rate, even though I have insurance. "
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.