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Primary Care Clinic Questions and Answers

Restore Health Urgent Care has a team of medical professionals available at their clinic offering primary care and urgent care services. Call us for more information or schedule an appointment online today. We serve patients from Palm Bay FL, Malabar FL, Melbourne FL and June Park FL.

Primary Care Clinic Questions and Answers
Primary Care Clinic Questions and Answers

There are times when you need an urgent care clinic, and other times when you need the dependable and consistent care of a primary care doctor. At Restore Health Urgent Care, we can provide both! We are happy to offer both urgent care and primary care services at our clinic so that your experience is as convenient and beneficial as possible.

Is family practice the same as primary care?

While family practice is part of primary care, they are not interchangeable terms, as primary care can also refer to internal medicine, general medicine, and pediatric medicine. The primary difference between these other medical practices is in the age range of patients they see, as pediatric doctors only treat children and adolescents, and internal medicine doctors only treat adults. In contrast, family medicine doctors happily provide primary care services to both children and adults alike.

What services are offered at a primary care clinic?

Ultimately, the services offered at any given primary care clinic depend on the medical team’s specialties and the resources and equipment available at the clinic. That said, primary care clinics typically offer a broad range of services, including the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of various acute and chronic injuries and illnesses, patient education, laboratory testing, and more. At Restore Health Urgent Care, our primary care clinic offers the following services:

  • Care for acute injuries, such as bites, burns, cuts, dislocations, fractures, lacerations, sprains, and strains
  • Digital X-ray, electrocardiogram (EKG), and laboratory testing services
  • Flu shots, immunizations, and travel vaccines
  • Infection treatment, including skin infections, respiratory infections, eye and ear infections, and more
  • Management and treatment of various chronic conditions, including arthritis, asthma, autoimmune disorders, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and pulmonary issues
  • Pain management
  • Physical examinations, including camp, sports, and school physicals, Department of Transportation (DOT) physicals, and pre-employment physicals
  • Sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing and treatment

Do I really need a primary care doctor?

While it is not a requirement to have a primary care doctor to receive medical care, it is highly advantageous to have one! Primary care doctors function as both your guide and anchor to the healthcare system and the go-to person for any medical concern you have. Without a primary care doctor, individuals are subjected to inconsistent medical care by a revolving cast of medical professionals at walk-in clinics, urgent care clinics, and emergency rooms. With a primary care doctor, patients are able to establish familiarity and trust with one doctor. This familiarity and trust between you and your doctor will enable your doctor to consistently provide you with medical guidance and treatment that considers your medical history, lifestyle, and healthcare needs.

Whether you need a referral to see a specialist, a medical opinion, prescription medication, or treatment for an illness or injury, primary care doctors are essential to receiving first-rate medical care!

Do I need a referral to see a primary care physician?

You do not need a referral to see a primary care physician! That said, not all primary care physicians are accepting new patients. As such, if you are looking for a primary care physician, you will want first to check if they are accepting new patients.

We welcome you to come to Restore Health Urgent Care if you are looking for a primary care physician! For an appointment, you can schedule one through our website, call us or come to 1840 Eldron Blvd SE, Suite 1, in Palm Bay, Florida, for a walk-in appointment. Restore Health Urgent Care is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM and on the weekend from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.