Family Physician Questions and Answers
With a family physician, you and your loved ones will have the most fundamental kind of healthcare, and if a member of your family needs ongoing care for a chronic condition, the physician can provide that too. There’s so much more one of these physicians can do for you and your family, and you’ll find these physicians here at Viva Health Centre. Come see us or contact us today.
What does a family physician do?
A family physician is a type of primary care physician who specializes in family medicine. A family physician can provide first-level healthcare for anyone of any age, including children and seniors, and if someone needs special care for a chronic condition like arthritis, the physician can provide that as well. Other services like immunizations, physical exams, and referrals can be provided too. A family physician is able to create and be at the center of a network of medical professionals for you and your family if necessary.
There are lots of reasons to have a family physician, like how one can take care of everyone in your family, and there are some overlooked reasons, like how a family physician will be able to easily identify any common health problems that run in your family. If you don’t already have a family physician, you should get one, or if you do have one and want a new one, we can introduce you to one at our clinic!
How often should I see my family physician?
The answer to this question depends on a few things, like your age. In fact, your age may be the main factor. Typically, patients over 50 will need to see a family physician for a checkup once per year, and patients under 50 will need to see a physician once every three years at least. All that depends, though, on other factors like a patient’s health and whether the patient is at risk for any health issues. You’ll also need to see a physician if a health issue comes up at any point.
Speak to a family physician about how often you and your loved ones should go in for a visit. One of our physicians here at Viva Health Centre would be happy to have that conversation with you or speak with you about any other topic.
Is Viva Health Centre accepting new patients?
Yes, we are! Our clinic’s physicians are currently accepting new patients and are more than capable of taking care of you and your loved ones. Our physicians have more than 70 years of cumulative healthcare experience, so you can be very confident in their capabilities. Our experienced family medicine specialist, Dr. Negin Asefi, can take care of everyone in your family no matter their age, and she’d be very happy to meet you and yours and become your new family physician!
At Viva Health Centre, we’d be delighted to meet you and your family for an appointment or a nice meet-and-greet! Give us a call today at (289) 275-5702 or just come on by anytime Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm. Our clinic is located over at 9580 Yonge Street Unit #6 Richmond Hill, ON L4C 1V6. You are more than welcome to book your appointment/meet-and-greet with us online, if you like. We serve patients from Richmond Hill ON, Vaughan ON, Cherry ON, Oak Ridges ON, Bayview Glen ON, and Markham ON.
We look forward to meeting and treating you and your family here at Viva Health Centre!