Your family doctor is here, by phone, video or in-person appointment to help you remain healthy and safe. We know that taking care of your health has never been more important
Family doctor provides comprehensive, patient-centered health care, focusing on your wellness and improved quality of life, as well as any acute physical or mental health concerns you may have. Your ongoing relationship with your family doctor means there is someone available who knows you well and can help you remain healthy.
Appointment with your family doctor by telephone or video helps reduce the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus and allows you staying in the comfort of your home. If your family doctor thinks you need to be seen in person, they will help you navigate this safely.
The BC Medical Services Plan (MSP) covers the cost of in-office, telephone and video appointments.
WHY SEE A FAMILY DOCTOR?
Family doctor is an expert in diagnostics and treatment of the whole person, and plays an important role in the early identification and prevention of a disease. Evidences show that ongoing care by a family doctor ensures a better overall health outcome.
Despite COVID-19, we encourage you to continue your ongoing relationship with your family doctor to stay healthy and well.
WHAT SERVICES DO FAMILY DOCTORS PROVIDE?
Family doctors utilize an evidence based medical science combined with clinical expertise and experience in creating a personalized healthcare plan to meet each patient needs. We also recognize how social factors such as family history, financial situation, responsibilities, cultural background and past traumas impact health.
Family doctors provide patient healthcare services in office, hospital and other healthcare facilities, as well as patient’s home and, remotely, by telephone and video. Family doctors can also arrange specialized care when the need arises by referring to and coordinating with a specialist.
We maintain your medical records throughout your life and share a pertaining information on your behalf with other healthcare providers when required. Family doctors provide a range of different services including
- Treatment of common illnesses and injuries
- Preventative care
- Basic emergency services
- Primary mental health care
- Geriatric care, including home health and long-term care
- Pre-natal and maternity care
- Healthy child development
- Youth health
- Weight loss
- Smoking cessation