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Humboldt Family Medicine consists of physicians and mid-level health care providers who take care of the whole family. Our family health care team strives to create caring relationships with our patients and families. We really get to know our patients by listening to them and helping them make the right health care decisions. Our providers help you stay healthy with an individualized plan of care. Research shows that people who have an ongoing relationship with a primary care provider have better overall health outcomes; lower death rates and lower total costs of care.
What do our family health care providers do?
Our family health care providers are dedicated to treating the whole person. We take care of the physical, mental and emotional health of both our patients and our patients' families. We know your family's health history and how it can affect you. We are trained to care for you through all stages of your life and in all areas of medicine. Our providers can diagnosis and treat the full range of problems. We know when to treat you, and, if necessary, when to bring in another specialist that you can trust.
I don't have any health problems. Why do I need a family health care provider?
Our family health care providers are specially trained in preventive medicine. We believe that preventing a health problem is better than having to overcome one and that we can help you make the right health choices to keep you and your family healthy.
What kind of training do family doctors have?
Family doctors know the most current treatments and technologies. Following medical school, family physicians complete a formal three-year residency during which they receive training in several major medical areas and patient populations including, but not limited to, the following:
- Care for all ages from infants to elderly
- Care for chronic conditions, such as diabetes, asthma and heart disease
- Ear, nose, and throat care
- Emergency medical care
- Minor surgical procedures
- Mental and behavioral health care
- Bone and joint care
- Eye care
- Care of the urinary system
- Well-woman care, reproductive counseling, family planning
How do Family Practitioners stay on the cutting edge of medicine?
Family Practitioners adhere to the highest standards of medical care. Depending on their particular medical degree (M.D., P.A., A.R.N.P.), the providers are required to recertify their board specialty by completing many hours of continuing education and taking exams. Family practitioners recertify more frequently than any other medical specialty. This allows them to apply the latest medical breakthroughs to the everyday care of their patients. Remember that it takes time to build a relationship with your family health care provider.
During appointments make sure:
- You are comfortable talking to your provider.
- They answer all of your questions.
- They explain things so that you can understand.
- Before Your Appointment
To each appointment, please bring your insurance cards, medication list, co-pays and any additional important information.
Convenience from the team you trust
Family Medicine - Humboldt offers a new, innovative way to care for you and your family when you need it most. Virtual visits are available in the clinic, so you can be seen by a health care professional even if your doctor's schedule is full. With the help of an on-site nurse and telehealth technology a trusted provider can virtually diagnose and treat most conditions that would normally take you to an urgent care, all while staying in our community.
*Virtual Visits are billed through most commercial and government insurance programs the same as an Urgent Care visit. Check with your insurance plan for details.