What is a Family Doctor?
...people who have an ongoing relationship with a primary care physician have better overall health outcomes...
Your family doctor is uniquely trained to care for you as a whole person, regardless of your age or gender, and to guide you and coordinate all aspects of your health care. On this website is a complete list of services we provide at Maverick Family Health including diagnosing and treating acute and chronic illnesses, routine health screenings and counseling on lifestyle changes in an effort to prevent illnesses before they develop. We treat children and adults; women and men. You and your family doctor will work together to achieve the best possible outcome that works for you.
Maverick Family is One Place to go for ALL your health concerns. That’s because we are dedicated to treating the whole person. Family doctors are trained to treat up to 90% of medical concerns. Family doctors not only take a Board Certification Exam, but they were the first specialty to require taking a recertification exam every six years. Family doctors emphasize prevention, yet help the patient through acute crises and chronic medical conditions. Family doctors do not believe in a separation between mind and body.
Family doctors receive training in several major medical areas and patient populations: Care for all ages from infants to elderly • Care for chronic conditions, such as diabetes, asthmas and hear disease • Eye, ear, nose and throat care • Emergency medicine • Minor surgical procedures • Mental and behavioral health care • Bone and joint care • Care of the urinary system • Women’s care: Reproductive counseling, family planning • Well visits/annual check-ups
Research has shown that people who have an ongoing relationship with a primary care physician have better overall health outcomes, lower death rates and lower total costs of care. (See Patient Centered Care)
our family doctor and you, together, will develop a personal treatment plan based on your family history, your personal health history, your lifestyle and your health risk factors. Also on this website we suggest questions you may want to ask your doctor, and suggest steps you can take to being the best patient getting the best care.