Such as: diabetes, high blood pressure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Your family doctor can support you in managing chronic health issues. Many practices offer weekend and evening clinics and 24-hour on call services. Some family doctors also offer virtual visits.
If you do not have a family doctor, search a list of doctors in the Hamilton area who are accepting new patients.
A family doctor is an important resource for all people. They offer a wide range of supports for all ages, including:
- Regular health check-ups and screening for certain types of illnesses.
- Vaccinations and immunizations against diseases in children and adults, such as measles, tetanus, shingles, and influenza.
- Treatment for common illnesses, such as strep throat, sinus infections, warts, and minor rashes.
- If you need specialized care, your doctor can make a referral to a specialist for further testing and/or treatment.