While you might know that a pediatrician treats children and an obstetrician cares for pregnant women, you might be surprised to know there’s one type of specialist that can treat both: a family medicine doctor.
At Monarque Health & Wellness, our family medicine practice in Ashland, Oregon, we get to know your whole family, from the youngest member to the oldest, and can treat a wide variety of health concerns.
In addition to family medicine services, our compassionate team of providers also offers functional medicine services to help you feel better holistically. Here are just a few of the ways family medicine doctors can take care of you and your family.
Preventive care and managing chronic conditions
Disease prevention and the education behind it form a vitally important part of family medicine because, as the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
In addition to offering preventive care exams such as well-woman visits, annual physicals, and skin cancer screenings, we establish close relationships with you and your family so we can identify any important changes from one visit to the next.
Additionally, if you’re diagnosed with a chronic condition such as diabetes, arthritis, hypertension, and more, we help empower you to manage your condition and continue to thrive.
Treating common health problems
Like a primary care or urgent care physician, we’re qualified to treat a number of common health problems, including:
- Sore throat
- Runny nose
- Aches and pains.
We can help treat cases of the flu, the common cold, sinus infections, mononucleosis, or similar common illnesses.
Unlike many urgent care centers, we’re committed to treating your health problem as well as working to prevent it from recurring. If you’ve repeatedly been getting colds, infections, or other illnesses, we work with you to try to uncover the root causes so you can stay healthy.
Identifying genetic or familial concerns
By seeing you and your family regularly, family medicine doctors have a greater understanding of any familial or genetic health concerns, such as diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension, or hereditary cancers.
Additionally, by treating the whole family, we’re able to gather a more comprehensive family history, allowing us to quickly identify any significant changes from your normal baselines.
Continuity of care during pregnancy, childhood, and adulthood
One of the things our patients love about Monarque Health & Wellness is that we’re with them every step of the way when they add a new member to their family. We can support you during your pregnancy and conduct newborn, infant, and child check-ups.
Keep in mind, your child would only be able to see their pediatrician up to age 18 to 21. At a family medicine practice like ours, we can continue to take care of your children even after they reach adulthood.
Here at Monarque Health & Wellness, your family’s health is our priority. With an average rating of 4.84 out of 5 stars, we’re proud to offer our patients exceptional and compassionate care.
To find out more about our family medicine services, call our office in Ashland, Oregon at 541-326-4777, book an appointment online, or sign up for a virtual visit today!