A family medicine doctor is someone you can always feel comfortable voicing your concerns to and leave an appointment feeling as though you were really listened to. They will help you to become an informed and active member of your healthcare decision-making process.
A family medicine doctor understands preventative care. They perform annual checkups to uncover any problems. The earlier health abnormalities are detected, the better chance you have at receiving treatments that could result in more favorable outcomes.
They provide thorough health evaluations for the entire family—from infants to the elderly. These evaluations include: well-child visits for immunizations and sports physicals and wellness exams for men and women. These preventative exams can help detect high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart problems, thyroid issues, diabetes, a variety of cancers, and so much more. A family medicine doctor is a reliable and trustworthy resource to help you navigate the complex healthcare system.
They can improve lives — and save money
There’s ample evidence — both here in America and abroad — that using more primary
care saves money for a healthcare system.
For example, according to an insurance study, a 23 percent increase in primary care
spending in Rhode Island led to an 18 percent reduction in total healthcare spending.
And data suggests that adding one primary care physician (such as a family doctor) for
every 10,000 people can
lower hospital admissions by 5.5 percent, emergency room visits by 11 percent and
surgeries by 11 percent.
Those numbers are even more impressive than cost savings. Family doctors can certainly
save the country money, but more important, they can offer your family better health.
*It is important that physicians are connected with reliable home health and hospice resources.
Comfort Care Home Health | Hospice is reliable and a provider physicians have learned to trust
with their patients.
About Dr. Sidney Shah
American Academy of Family Practice, American Medical Association, Jefferson County
Medical Society, American Association of Medical Review Officers, American Association of
Physicians of Indian Origin Member. Dr. Sidney Shah, Tarrant Family Practice and Occupational Medicine, is an active member of the Tarrant community. He feels it is important to give back to the community that he serves. He is a reserve police officer for the Tarrant Police Department and the Offline Medical Director for the Tarrant Fire Department. He has given back by purchasing and distributing school supplies to the Tarrant City School for several years.
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