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Primary Care Services

Primary care is a term used for the activity of a health care provider who acts as a first point of consultation for all patients. The term "PCP" can mean one of two things. Either "Primary care physician" which refers to someone Clinic Foyerwho has completed a medical degree and postgraduate training in primary care, or it can be used generally to mean a "Primary care provider" of any sort: i.e. nurse practitioners, chiropractors, naturopaths, podiatrists, optometrists, dentists, physical therapists, and physician assistants who usually treat patients directly in the community, as opposed to the hospital.

Our Health Care Group employs Primary Care physicians as well as nurse practitioners, a podiatrist, physical therapists, and physician assistants.

Common conditions treated
  • Upper respiratory tract problems
    • Acute sinusitis
    • Acute rhinitis
    • Common Cold and Flu
    • Acute tonsillitis
  • Respiratory system ailments
    • Acute bronchitis
    • Bronchial asthma
  • Eye Disorders
    • Acute conjunctivitis
    • Central Retinitis
    • Myopia (in children)
    • Cataracts (without complications)
  • Mouth disorders
    • Toothache
    • Post Extraction Pain
    • Gingivitis
    • Acute and Chronic Pharyngitis
What is family practice?

Family Practice is a medical specialty which builds upon a core of knowledge shared with other medical disciplines. It combines traditional biological and clinical sciences with knowledge in areas such family psychodynamics, Clinic Patient Areainterpersonal relationships, supportive counseling, and the impact of illness on individuals and families. This gives the Family Physician unique skills in patient management, problem solving, and the coordination of health care delivery.

Family Physicians are trained to provide comprehensive medical care with particular emphasis on treating the entire family, regardless of the patient’s age, sex, or type of illness. Training includes internal medicine, pediatrics, gynecology, surgery, dermatology, and emergency medicine.

As a medical specialty, the American Board of Family Practice has pioneered the concept of recertification to ensure Family Physicians maintain current knowledge and skill. This process requires each Board Certified Family Physician to participate in accredited continuing medical education and periodic comprehensive written exams to maintain certification.

What is internal medicine?

Internal medicine is the medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis, management, and nonsurgical treatment of unusual or serious diseases. In North America, specialists in internal medicine are commonly called internists. Because their patients are often seriously ill or require complex investigations, internists do much of their work in hospitals.

Our Internists have lengthy clinical and scientific training in their areas of medical interest, and they also have special expertise in the use of drugs or other medical therapies. While the name "internal medicine" may suggest that internists only treat problems of "internal" organs, this is not the case. Our Internists are trained to treat patients as whole people, not mere organ systems.

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