"Dr Allman was our family doctor for many years, taking very good care of my mother, my wife and my children. She literally saved my mom's life. When my wife filed for divorce and moved out of state Dr. Allman refused to see anyone in my family. We only found out when my 17 year old son went in for a follow up visit for a broken collar bone he suffered in a car accident and she refused to treat him. The next time I went in for an appointment the office staff informed me Dr. Allman would no longer see me or anyone in my family. I don't know if her work relationship with my wife who she knew from Camden Clark hospital or the wound treatment facility she was opening had anything to do with her dropping us, but we definitely gave her no reason. "
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.