What to expect from your general practitioner (GP) Visit

Your general practitioner (GP) is your primary and family doctor. Your type of visit will depend on the types of symptoms that you are having. General medicine, above all, focuses on preventive care as well as diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of chronic and acute health conditions.

 

Appointments last around 20 minutes. During the appointment, your GP will ask you questions about your physical health and answer any concerns you may have about your health. Try to give as much detail as possible regarding how you’re feeling and what your symptoms are. This will help the doctor decide on the best course of action.

 

General practitioners are the first doctors to go to if you have a health problem. They treat common medical conditions, perform routine exams, and make specialist referrals where necessary.

Don't forget to make an appointment to see your GP, and prepare by making notes about your specific concerns.

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General Medicine

FirstMed's dedicated team of general practitioners provides general and preventive medicine and management of a range of medical conditions for all ages.

 
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General medicine services offered at FirstMed Include:

The GP is your first point of contact for non-emergency and preventive medical care during clinic hours.

Typical services provided by our GPs include:

  • Annual Check-up exams

  • Preventive care and health education

  • Basic screenings and blood tests

  • Management of acute and chronic conditions

  • Referrals to specialists

  • Prescriptions and refills

Can't make it to us?
Connect with your doctor from anywhere in the world with 'Virtual Visits!'

While we love seeing you in-person at the clinic, we understand that it’s not always convenient to do so. Telemedicine visits allow us to extend the reach of our services without sacrificing the quality of our care. Getting started is simple and doesn't require any downloads or account creations!

How it works

Request your appointment

You will schedule and prepay for your appointment on this site

Watch for email confirmation

We will email you with the date, time, and instructions of your appointment

Connect with your doctor

At the designated time, open the link attached to your confirmation email

What happens after my appointment?

If your doctor has prescribed medication, you will need to visit a pharmacy to have your prescription filled. You can ask the doctor any questions you may have about the medication.

Your GP might want to check how you are getting on with the treatment and if your condition has improved. You can also arrange a follow-up appointment if you have any problems with the medication or you're not getting better.

If you need specialized treatment, your GP may refer you to a specialist.

Why a regular doctor's visit is so important

Your GP knows you best and consistently tracks your general health, any medications you're taking or any treatments you're undergoing. They will get to know you better over time and become familiar with your medical history. General practitioners often develop ongoing relationships with their patients, providing continuity of care. This will allow you and your GP to manage your healthcare in the most effective way.