What is family medicine?
Family medicine is a medical specialty with an emphasis on providing quality care for each individual and for the family as a whole. In other words, if you’re looking for a doctor who can serve every member of your family, helping your kids feel comfortable while ensuring you get the adult care you need, you want a family medicine practitioner. At Paragon Personal Healthcare, you’ll find an expert. Dr. Plute is not only certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, but she’s also a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians. She even completed a minor in human development and family studies at Pennsylvania State University, helping her better understand and best serve the families she sees.
What does family medicine include?
Any care you would get from any other primary care doctor can be included in your family medicine care. Dr. Plute blends pediatric care for the kids she sees with adult care for their parents and geriatric care for her senior patients. Dr. Plute’s approach to family medicine emphasizes preventive medicine. With thorough annual physicals, she helps you and all of your family members catch any health concerns early, so treatment will be less invasive and as effective as possible. In addition to annual exams for every family member, Dr. Plute’s dedicated family medicine approach also includes:
24/7 access to her via her cell
Home and hospital visits when necessary
In-office testing (for example, EKGs)
A personalized wellness plan
What’s more, if any member of your family ever needs to see a specialist, Dr. Plute coordinates services with them to ensure they’re still getting personalized, high-quality care.
How do I get started with family medicine?
If you’re interested in working with a single health care provider for all of your family’s health needs, it’s worth taking the time to meet with the provider. Dr. Plute offers consultations to ensure your family feels comfortable with her and that her office’s services and medical approach align with your wants and needs.