The Importance of Having a Primary Care Doctor

Top Notch Family Doctors in Houston, East End, and Pasadena, Texas

The doctors at Lawndale Medical Clinic in Houston, Texas provide primary care to residents living in Houston, TX, and serving East End and Pasadena, TX.

Our doctors want you to know the importance and necessity of having a family physician. Therefore, you should know what part a family care physician plays in your healthcare. Next, we will explain the need and importance of a primary doctor.

Why is a Family Doctor Necessary or Important?

Your family doctor cares for various issues where no referral is needed. Listed below are a few of the responsibilities of a family doctor. A specialist does not give routine family care. However, your primary doctor may need to refer you to a specialist during this regular care. 

  • Checkups and wellness visits
  • Provides preventative care
  • Identifies health problems before they become serious
  • Immunizations
  • Monitors chronic health problems
  • Respiratory infections
  • Allergy relief
  • Skin rashes
  • Digestive issues
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Sinus infections
  • Minor injuries and lacerations

Your family doctor is the first medical specialist you turn to when you have a health concern. However, there may be better sources than this doctor if you need a specialized surgeon, cardiologist, or pulmonologist. This doctor may need to refer you to a specialist doctor. 

Additionally, many insurance companies and specialist doctors require a referral to make an appointment.

Do You Need a Family Doctor?

The doctors at Lawndale Medical Clinic offer high-quality, compassionate, and trusted primary care in Houston, TX, and serve East End and Pasadena, TX.

Please call today at (713) 924-4907 to set up your consultation appointment. We are eager to serve you and your family as your designated family doctor.