Primary Care Specialist
Primary care providers play an important role in a patient’s overall health and well-being. The team at Florida Family Practice in Tampa and Wesley Chapel, FL, care for the whole patient through a holistic approach focused on prevention, early detection, and safe and effective management of disease.
Primary Care Q & A
A family practice doctor is trained to care for the whole patient. They are qualified to screen for, diagnose, and treat hundreds of conditions affecting all systems of the body as well as work closely with a specialist for more complex or rare conditions. Family practice doctors treat the patient from birth to end of life, allowing trust to build and a historical relationship to drive the care process.
Family practice doctors are an integral part of the care team. They know the patient’s complete medical history and are able to make fully informed, patient-centric decisions as a result. They coordinate the patient’s care and focus on overall health and well-being throughout life. Most importantly, family practice doctors evaluate the patient even when he or she is not sick, providing a robust prevention program for optimal health. Many patients also love the convenience of having one doctor who is qualified to treat the whole family.
Just a few of the conditions patients can receive treatment for include:
- Acute illnesses like the common cold, influenza, pneumonia, bronchitis, allergies, ear infections, and eye infections
- Acute injuries like lacerations, burns, broken bones, dislocations, sprains, and strains
- Chronic illnesses like GERD, IBS, thyroid disease, arthritis, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol
- Serious conditions like diabetes and heart disease
- Mental and behavioral health including depression, anxiety, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Primary care providers also perform well child visits, well-woman visits, preventive screenings, and routine annual physicals.
Patients experiencing loss of consciousness, difficulty breathing, uncontrollable bleeding, or symptoms of a heart attack, stroke, or an aneurysm should seek emergency medical attention in an emergency room. If a patient experiencing a life-threatening emergency reports to Florida Family Practice, they will either be advised to report to a local ER or transported by ambulance.