Why Family-Centered Healthcare Benefits All Members Of A Household

So many times, parents are too busy taking care of their children to remember to take care of themselves. While most people go visit the doctor when they are ill, did you know it is also a good idea to check in with your family physician for annual wellness visits? Wellness care can consist of multiple facets of healthcare but includes weight and blood pressure checks, vision screenings, conversations about eating habits, lifestyle changes, and activity habits. In fact, sometimes people have underlying medical conditions that require immediate attention and are found as a result of wellness screenings. A primary care clinic for the family is a great place for all members of the family to receive annual wellness visits.

Best of all, since a family clinic can treat all household members, scheduling visits and attending appointments is convenient. Specialists with experience in pediatric care through geriatrics are available to treat all aged family members. There is no need to keep track of who saw the doctor on what date; with advanced planning, the entire family’s wellness visit can be conducted on the same day; making it a great annual check-up reminder. Children, adults, and seniors all have different immunization needs. At a wellness visit, each can also take advantage of age-appropriate vaccinations and preventative influenza, pneumonia, and/or shingles immunizations as recommended.

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