Family Medicine Specialist

Nation's Best Family Health Care

Family Practice and Urgent Care & Cosmetic Dermatology located in Panama City, FL

Family medicine is a branch of health care that treats people of all ages, from children to adults. Nation’s Best Family Health Care in Panama City, Florida, offers a variety of family medicine services, including annual exams, preventive screenings, intrauterine device (IUD) placements, allergy testing, and more. To request an appointment, call the office or book a consultation online today.

Family Medicine Q&A

What is family medicine?

Family medicine providers, like those at Nation’s Best Family Health Care, have the training and expertise to care for every member of your family, regardless of age. They can diagnose and treat acute and chronic health problems, do lab tests, provide health guidance, and improve your quality of life.

What services does family medicine provide?

Nations Best Family Health Care offers a full suite of family medicine services, including:

Annual exams

An annual exam gives you and your doctor the opportunity to check in on your overall health and well-being. Diabetes, high blood pressure, and other chronic diseases often have few or no symptoms in their early stages. Visiting the doctor once a year can alert you to these and other health problems when they’re best able to be treated.

Preventive screenings

Preventive screenings are tests used to detect serious health problems. Nation’s Best Family Health Care offers a variety of preventive screenings, including lab testing, Pap smears, prostate exams, breast exams, pelvic exams, and colonoscopies.

Immunizations

Immunizations, or vaccinations, teach your body’s immune system to identify harmful pathogens like bacteria and viruses and successfully fight them off. The vaccines you’ll need will depend on your age, health history, and occupation.

Urgent care

Urgent care provides prompt medical attention for non-life-threatening emergencies like sprains and strains, cuts and lacerations, and workplace injuries. Urgent care doctors and support staff also provide treatment for acute illnesses, like strep throat, the seasonal flu, and the common cold.

Diagnostic imaging

Diagnostic imaging like X-rays and 4D ultrasound use advanced technology to take pictures of the inside of your body. The type of diagnostic imaging that’s right for you depends on your individual symptoms, health history, and the reason for your visit.

For example, if you’re injured playing sports, your provider might recommend an X-ray to check for a broken bone.

IUD placement

An intrauterine device (IUD) is a form of birth control that prevents sperm from entering your uterus and fertilizing an egg. Nation’s Best Family Health Care regularly places IUDs as a quick outpatient procedure. If you decide later that you want to start a family, your provider can remove your IUD.

Allergy testing

Allergies are your body’s immune system identifying a harmless substance like pet dander or pollen as a harmful invader. This can trigger uncomfortable symptoms, including trouble breathing, rashes, and a runny nose. Allergy testing can find the source of your allergy and guide treatment to help you feel better.

Who can benefit from family medicine?

Anyone wanting to improve their health can benefit from family medicine. Visiting Nation’s Best Family Health Care is an easy and effective way to stay on top of your immunizations, detect chronic health problems early on, and limit your risk of workplace or sports injuries.

Request your appointment at Nation’s Best Family Health Care today by calling the office or booking a consultation online.