Family Doctors Accepting New Patients Questions and Answers
Looking for a new family doctor? The physicians on staff at Totowa Immedicenter are taking on new patients, and can care for your whole family! For more information, please call us to schedule an appointment. Serving patients from Totowa NJ, Paterson NJ, Haledon NJ, Passaic NJ, North Caldwell NJ, Wayne NJ, North Haledon NJ, and Fairfield NJ
What do family doctors specialize in?
Family doctors, also known as general practice or primary care doctors, specialize in providing essential medical care to people of all ages and walks of life. Sometimes, a family or general practice doctor may have another subspecialty, such as pediatrics (caring for children) or geriatrics (caring for older adults), where they provide general ongoing care to specific populations. Most family doctors work in their own practice, a clinic setting, or in an outpatient clinic, while some may also consult and work with patients in hospital.
Family doctors are a crucial part of the overall healthcare system. Often, when you are feeling unwell or have a medical issue that is not life threatening, a visit to your family doctor is the first step. Family doctors can assess and diagnose your issue and begin treatment, and if you need more complex care, they can refer you to the right specialist. They also provide annual physicals or other diagnostic tests meant to monitor your health over time, and look for the presence of various serious or chronic illnesses. Overall, family doctors specialize in monitoring and helping manage your health throughout your lifetime.
Do family doctors take care of the entire family?
In general, yes, most family doctors can take care of the entire family. While some specific populations may require more complex care from a specialist, such as a geriatrician or pediatrician, your family doctor can always help refer you to that specialist, or at least help you through the process of accessing that information.
At Totowa Immedicenter, our doctors are currently accepting new patients, and can take care of your entire family. We can accommodate a wide variety of patients with various medical needs. If you would like more information about which doctors are accepting new patients and how to go about setting up an initial appointment, please feel free to contact us today.
How can I find out if a family doctor is accepting new patients nearby?
Most searches for a new family doctor begin online. Although a quick Google search may bring up the clinics and physicians nearby, you may have to call around and do your own research in order to find out who is accepting new patients, which can be time consuming. Depending on your personal health insurance plan, you may also need to find a provider that is “in network”, which is someone that will accept your insurance.
Our family doctors at Totowa Immedicenter are currently accepting new patients. If you would like more information about which doctors at our specific clinic are accepting new patients, who they can see, and how to go about setting up an initial appointment, please feel free to contact us today.
How often do family doctors accept new patients?
How often family doctors accept new patients may depend on a variety of factors. Often, doctors will take on new patients when they are beginning or trying to grow their practice. In some cases, doctors will only accept new patients when they have enough time and resources available to provide adequate care. At Totowa Immedicenter, we have spots open for new patients, and are free and able to provide you with our time and resources to give you the best care possible. We would not accept new patients unless we knew we had the right amount of time and resources to apply to them. Sometimes, depending on where you live or your medical needs, it can be hard to find a physician that is accepting new patients, and it can leave you with a gap in which you may not have simple access to the care you need. This is why we pride ourselves at Totowa Immedicenter on providing efficient, comprehensive care for you and your loved ones.