Surprising Benefits of Family Medicine

Family medicine is a branch of primary care medicine. As its name suggests, it focuses on the welfare of the entire family, from newborn to geriatric. The provider’s practice is not limited to any particular organ or disease. Instead, it integrates health care for the entire patient, acting as an advocate for prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment of a wide range of conditions.

Monarque Health & Wellness in Ashland, Oregon is a family and functional medicine practice that provides an integrated and innovative approach to health care. Our team includes well-trained medical assistants and clinical health care coordinators whose support ensures our providers have the time and resources for every patient.

Our health care approach is rooted in board-certified, Western practices guided by functional medicine. We aim to alleviate the symptoms of injury or disease, but we also strive to understand the “whole patient” and treat each person according to their particular medical history and lifestyle practices. In addition, we think long-term, doing what’s right for your health. 

What is functional medicine?

Functional medicine focuses on the therapeutic connection between the provider and the patient. It makes use of both conventional and complementary therapies, while also relying heavily on understanding the root causes of the disease. Functional medicine wants to prevent the disease from occurring in the first place. 

Functional medicine adopts a research-based, science-driven approach to health and wellness that includes:

What services can family medicine practitioners provide?

Our family medicine services focus on disease prevention, good health maintenance, diagnosis, and treatment. We are your point of entry into the healthcare system, and we help coordinate your care with medical specialists, should you need them. Some of the many services we offer include:

What are the benefits of family medicine?

Having a family doctor for you, and your family keeps you healthy and saves you money. Family medicine offers a number of additional benefits, here are a few:

Family doctors see you throughout your life cycle

When your doctor sees you at every stage of your life, they not only get to know you as a person, but they get to know your entire medical history. That allows them to diagnose and treat you quickly. They can also lend an ear when you're going through a difficult or stressful period, or refer you to a therapist or social worker. The end result? Better health.

Family doctors make informed decisions

Your family doctor knows about your medical needs, and your personal ones as well. Sometimes a simple personality clash will make you leave a doctor who otherwise could help diagnose and treat your problem. Your family doctor will recommend a specialist who compliments you.

Family doctors save you and the healthcare industry money

Family medicine saves the healthcare system money. If a physician doesn’t offer a wide range of services, patients end up going to the ER or hospital to find relief; which is costly. Physicians who provide more services, like family doctors, keep patients from having to rush to the hospital for treatment. This doesn't just save patients money, it saves the healthcare system money.

Are you ready to discover the benefits of family medicine for yourself? Give Monarque Health & Wellness a call at 541-326-4777 or visit our website to schedule an appointment today.

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