Family Medicine Specialist

AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Alexandria

Primary Care Physicians located in Alexandria, VA

By choosing a leading family medicine facility like AllCare Family Medicine & Urgent Care of Alexandria in Alexandria, Virginia, you get peace of mind knowing that every member of your family has quality care at all times. From babies to geriatric patients, the experienced team has your medical needs covered. You can even arrange telemedicine visits for non-urgent care to save yourself the drive. Book your visit with the family medicine team by phone or through the online scheduler today.

Family Medicine Q & A

What does a family medicine provider do?

A family medicine provider cares for patients of all ages. The AllCare Family Medicine & Urgent Care of Alexandria team offers comprehensive care, including wellness exams, preventive care, testing, and everything else that you need to be healthy. Your family medicine provider acts as your primary care provider.

At AllCare Family Medicine & Urgent Care of Alexandria, the family medicine providers also offer urgent care so you can get everything you need in one convenient location.

What happens during a wellness exam?

Your care provider usually starts by reviewing your health history so they can discuss your particular issues with you. Using the information from your last wellness exam or most recent exam, your care provider compares your current results.

Your family medicine provider typically checks the following things during a wellness visit:

  • Ears, nose, and throat
  • Vision
  • Lungs
  • Heart
  • Skin scan for new moles or growths
  • Reflexes
  • Blood pressure
  • Height and weight
  • Abdomen
  • Lymph nodes

If you suffer from chronic conditions, your AllCare Family Medicine & Urgent Care of Alexandria care provider discusses those with you. When wellness exams reveal risk factors for diseases like diabetes or high blood pressure, your care provider helps you take steps to avoid health consequences.

How often should my child see their family medicine provider?

Exams are usually more frequent in the first few years of your child’s life and less frequent after your child has most of their immunizations.

A generally recommended schedule may look like:

  • 3-5 days old
  • 1 month
  • 2 month
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 12 months
  • 15 months
  • 18 months
  • 24 months (2 years)
  • 30 months (2.5 years)
  • 3 years

After age 3, most kids should see their family medicine provider once a year for well-child visits and as-needed for sick visits.

What kind of as-needed care do family medicine providers offer?

The family medicine providers at AllCare Family Medicine & Urgent Care of Alexandria help with all types of as-needed care, including:

  • Respiratory illnesses
  • Headaches
  • Sprains, strains, and fractures
  • Earaches
  • Sore throat
  • STD testing
  • Obesity (weight loss)
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Women’s health concerns
  • Men’s health concerns

As both your primary and urgent care provider, AllCare Family Medicine & Urgent Care of Alexandria helps with all medical needs other than life-threatening emergencies.

Click the online scheduler or call AllCare Family Medicine & Urgent Care of Alexandria to book your visit now.