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Family Doctors

Your family doctor is usually the first healthcare professional to see when having any health issues. There are some conditions that can be diagnosed and treated by a family doctor, however, in more serious cases they give referrals to other medical professionals. Once a diagnosis is in place, family doctors can help to manage chronic conditions such as arthritis or heart disease.

When to see a family doctor

You should see your family doctor if you have any symptoms or questions regarding your health. It is also advisable to visit your family doctor every year for routine exams and screenings. There are however many symptoms that should not be ignored and if you experience any from the list, visit your family doctor:

  • High fever
  • Worse than usual cold
  • Unexplained changes in weight
  • Short of breath
  • Extreme chest, pelvic, or abdominal pain
  • Any other persistent symptoms that are unusual
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