Tenet Florida Physician Services provides a network of local primary care physicians who serve as you and your family's main healthcare provider in non-emergency situations. Our primary care physicians are committed to delivering quality care by living out our mission – to improve the lives of everyone who walks through our doors. You’ll benefit from our outstanding clinical expertise, the highest quality care possible and a sharp focus on patient convenience when you select a Tenet Florida Physician Services primary care doctor to care for you.Your primary care doctor monitors your ongoing health and wellness along with any chronic medical conditions. This doctor may be a:
Family Practitioner (Family Practice) – A medical doctor who cares for children and adults of all ages and may include obstetrics, pediatrics and minor surgery. This doctor may ask an internist to consult on a complex case involving an adult patient.
Internist (Internal Medicine) – A medical doctor who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of adult diseases and condtions, also known as an internal medicine physician.
When to See a Primary Care Physician?Your primary care physician should be your first point of contact when you have a health concern or illness that is not an emergency. If needed, he or she will coordinate care with any other physicians or medical specialists who should be involved in your care. Your primary care physician will:
- Provide preventive and wellness care
- Teach healthy lifestyle choices
- Identify and treat common medical conditions and illnesses
- Determine the urgency of your medical problem and direct you to the best place for care
- Make referrals to medical specialists for specific health problems