Family Doctors in Niagara Falls NY
Family practice physician Dr. Santanu Som and expert medical team at Niagara Primary Care provides top medical care for families. Call (716) 297-2052 to schedule an appointment today. We have the top primary care physicians near you!
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There are many different types of doctors today. At Niagara Falls Urgent Care, our family care doctors completely understand the stress and difficulty that comes into play when trying to select a family doctor. Let us tell you just a brief description of how a family doctor differs from say, a pediatrician or internal medicine doctor for example. A pediatrician is a doctor that specializes in treating medical health conditions of only children. Internal medicine doctors are like pediatrician except for adults – internal medicine doctors specialize in treating medical health conditions for only adults. What makes a family doctor so special is that we treat all patients! Whether you are an adult and have children or if you are single. We are the one stop shop for medical health.
Most health insurance plans have negotiated special discounted rates with specific doctors and hospitals in each area. Why this helps you is because you will end up paying less out of pocket expenses for visiting these specific doctors, who are “in-network” for insurance purposes. Making sure that you select an “in-network” doctor will also help you to avoid a surprise “out-of-network” charge, and of course having a surprise bill to pay in full out of pocket because the doctor you selected does not accept your insurance plan.
In order for you to find a list of “in-network” doctors and hospitals, search the doctor directory or “provider finder” on your insurances website or you can call the number on the back of your member ID card to speak to a representative at your insurance company.
Now that you have discovered your list of in-network doctors, you can begin to narrow down the doctors that you would like to consider. There are many different types of doctor that will be identified as primary care physicians – usually you will see Family Practice, Internal Medicine or General Practice. You will notice that there are also doctors who focus only children, these are called Pediatricians, who serve as the primary care physician for only your child.
Family practice physicians are trained to be able to treat patients of all different ages, from newborns to the elderly. They are generalists who can and will treat a variety of different conditions, and often they can also treat ailments that you would normally see a specialist for. Injuries involving sports or even some women’s health needs.
Simply put – The difference between internal medicine and family medicine are the different training results and unique skill sets for each discipline along with different strengths in caring for patients. Internal medicine focuses only on adults and also includes experience in both general medicine and in internal medicine. Family medicine is broader by nature since it also involves training in the medical care of children, and the procedures & services that are often at times provided by other specialty doctors. This depth of education is designed to equip family physicians to deal with a variety of medical issues. This is also designed to be able to cater to patients in areas in which specialty doctors are in few quantities.
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