Typically, family medicine is exactly what it implies. From pediatric care through geriatric care, family medicine treats both sexes through all stages of life. What sets family medicine apart is the long-lasting relationships that form between doctors and patients. Having close connections helps facilitate the maintenance of good health and makes it easier for doctors to spot problems in patients. Family doctors understand the history of each patient and have comprehensive records at their fingertips.
Ultimately, family medicine is the backbone to good health and can save a fair amount of time and expense because the doctors understand your complete health picture and can point you in the right direction when it comes to specialists.
Because of the huge scope of family medicine, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Generally, doctors who practice family medicine are primary care doctors and, as such, integrate biological, clinical, and behavioral sciences into their patient care mindset.
This three-pronged approach is important in evaluating a person’s overall health, which is why family doctors are better able to manage preventive care and chronic conditions, and to coordinate specialized care. While specialists concern themselves with a very specific symptom or illness, family doctors can monitor and treat the patient’s overall wellness, both physical and mental.
Some examples of the many conditions a family medicine doctor can monitor and manage include:
The short answer is: As often as you need to. Usually, annual physical exams are more than sufficient in monitoring a person’s health and providing recommendations for on-going maintenance and preventive care. However, certain patients will warrant more frequent visits, such as:
Ultimately, the doctors at the Montes Medical Group will help guide you in the right direction when it comes to the frequency of visits.
Montes Medical Group, Inc. currently works with all major insurance providers, including HMOs, PPOs, private insurance plans, and Covered California plans, to ensure accessible and affordable care.
In addition we support most major state and federally sponsored programs, including Medi-Cal, Medicare, Covered California Plans, CHDP, and Tricare. Please contact our offices if you have any questions, and we will be happy to help!
" Always on top of things the doctors all make you feel comfortable. Every time I call there is someone available and they are so helpful with any questions."
"The registration was fast and the wait was short. The staff was very friendly."
"I been a patient here for the past 2 yrs. The staff's professionalism mixed with the office cleanliness makes me really love this place! I recommend to EVERYONE."
"Dr. Tran always takes his time and listens to me whenever I see him. He is well organized and very knowledgeable about my medical history."
"I have been seeing Dr Tran for over a year now and he has absolutely been the best doctor ever!!"
"Dr. Juan has always been good to my son and made sure that any little thing I was worried about was just that, little and nothing that needed to cause concern."
"Great Doctor, he is attentive and he listens to you he takes his time, and he is fast regarding referrals, he is on it, thanks Doc!"
"Have been going to this office for the last 5 years. Dr Montes is fantastic!"
"Friendly staff especially back office, Nichelle Hernandez is the best! She made me feel so comfortable and answered all my questions."
"Excellent service and very professional. Nychelle Hernandez is so down to earth and actually listens. Thanks montes medical."