When you are seeking a family physician in Charlotte, you should remember that not all family practices are the same. To have a family physician who can care for everyone in your family, you should check the credentials of the individual carefully. It is important to choose a physician with training in caring for every age group from infants to senior citizens. A good family medical practice may also have multiple physicians and/or professionals with training in different specialties such as working with adolescents or with geriatric patients. One of the benefits of having several specialists is that there is someone available at different times of the year when a professional takes a vacation. This means that you have a professional available for your child or yourself when you have an illness that requires treatment.
A Complete Medical File
Having a physician who understands your health history can make it easier to diagnose an illness. A family practice will have your records to know if you have had the proper immunizations. When you have a chronic health condition, the family practice will know if you are able to tolerate certain types of medications for the problem. You won’t need to repeat your medical history over and over when you visit the same family medical practice for a lifetime. Once a year, you can schedule routine checkups with your family physician, and it is often possible to schedule multiple appointments at the same time for different family members. Unlike other family practices in Charlotte, we take the time needed to answer any questions you may have during your visits.
Physical Examinations for Sports
When your child wants to participate in sports, you can bring your child back for an examination to determine if your son or daughter has any health conditions that make athletic activities dangerous. Family physicians are also important for adults who can develop conditions such as heart disease, diabetes mellitus or rheumatoid arthritis.
To learn more about what sets us apart from other family practices in the Charlotte area, reach out to our specialists at Centro Médico Latino, located in Charlotte and Monroe. Contact us today to book an initial consultation and get started.