A family medicine doctor can care for every member of your family, so you can get all of your medical needs met under one roof. At Kheyson MD in Annadale, Staten Island, New York, you can meet with a compassionate family physician who cares for you, your children, and any other members of your family. You can book your family medicine evaluation online today, or you can call the office directly to speak with a team member.

Family Medicine Q & A

Is there a difference between family medicine and internal medicine?

Yes. Both family medicine and internal medicine are primary care branches of medicine. These types of physicians serve as your go-to doctors when you’re sick or injured, or to conduct routine preventive care.

Family medicine doctors can care for patients of all ages, from newborns to seniors. An internal medicine doctor (internist) focuses their specialties solely on adult health care, so their patients tend to be 18 and over. 

What are the benefits of a family medicine doctor?

Choosing a family medicine doctor for your family can be a rewarding decision. Building a lasting relationship with a family medicine physician at Kheyson MD is beneficial because:

  • You and your family see the same doctor
  • All of your family’s medical records are kept under one roof
  • Your family physician can track health concerns that run in your family

A family medicine doctor has all of the benefits of a pediatrician and an internist wrapped up into one provider, in a single office. You may even be able to schedule your children’s appointments back-to-back with your visits, so you won’t have to make additional trips, which saves you time. 

When should I see a family medicine doctor?

Children generally need to see their family physician several times per year during their first few years of life. As long as your child is generally healthy, they may only need annual exams after age three.

The family medicine team at Kheyson MD also recommend annual physical exams for all adults, even if you’re generally healthy and have no health concerns.

Outside of these routine preventive visits, there are other times you may need to see your family physician. The caring practitioners at Kheyson MD encourage you to schedule a visit if you or your child has any of the following issues.

  • Fever
  • Lethargy 
  • Pelvic pain 
  • Injury or trauma
  • Nausea or vomiting 
  • Diarrhea or constipation 

Because your family medicine doctor at Kheyson MD has direct access to all of your and your child’s medical records, they can more efficiently evaluate your health and get to the root of your issue to determine the best course of treatment. 

Find out more about family medicine services offered at Kheyson MD by booking an appointment online. You can also call the clinic to book a visit.