In such a scenario a family physician (general physician) can be the right choice to get advice for most healthcare conditions.
Medical emergencies and accidents are an exception. An emergency is a valid reason to visit the emergency room(ER) or Accident and Emergency (A&E) wards — It does not make sense to use these facilities for primary care needs of patients as their first port of call.
Registering and booking appointments with general physicians/family doctors — can be great help to get immediate and relevant healthcare service for everyone. Some of the following benefits to you and your family are worth considering as pointed out by Michael Rabovsky, MD :
1. Family doctors follow your life cycle
2. They know your personal — and family — history
When doctors treat you for years, they get to know your medical history inside and out.
3. Family doctors treat more than you think
4. When you need a specialist, they help find the right fit
5. They can improve lives — and save money
Those numbers are even more impressive than cost savings. Family doctors can certainly save the country money, but more important, they can offer your family better health.