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4 Reasons Why You Need A Family Doctor

4 Reasons Why You Need A Family Doctor | Care Access Clinic | Urgent Care Babylon

Establish routine medical care for a healthy lifestyle

A family doctor is an excellent resource for establishing regular care to support healthy wellbeing by taking preventative measures and detecting potential problems early. Plus, you’ll reduce your chances of getting sick and work toward your health goals. 

Here are four reasons why you need a family doctor.

1. Allergy Testing 

Allergen stems from how your immune system responds to certain foreign substances. As a result, allergy symptoms can range from mild to severe. 

Symptoms of seasonal allergies can range from congestion, coughing, sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes, nose and throat, and fatigue. We recommend incorporating an antihistamine like Claritin or Zyrtec into your routine for seasonal allergy symptoms that don’t get in the way of your day-to-day life. However, to understand the root cause of your allergies, you’ll need an allergy test.

Allergy tests take about 20 to 40 minutes and test your response to common allergens like animals, pollen, mold, dust mites, latex, insect bites, cockroaches, and perfumes/household chemicals. 

Generally, we recommend scheduling an allergy test every two years because your allergens can change over time. That way, you can be aware of changes and avoid irritations that could cause problems and discomfort.  

2. Address & Resolve Irritating Skin Rashes Like Eczema 

Did you know if you have allergies, you’re more prone to Eczema? Like allergies, Eczema stems from an immune response to an irritant. 

What is Eczema exactly? 

It’s a condition that causes your skin to become dry, red, itchy, and bumpy. It’s one of many types of dermatitis. Eczema damages the skin barrier function; this loss of barrier function makes your skin more sensitive and more prone to infection and dryness. It can affect different parts of your body. You can see eczema on hands or eczema on faces as well as other parts of your body. 

Skin rashes can often be a symptom of a more significant issue your body is experiencing. The rash is a way your body reacts to what’s going on. While rashes can be annoying and disrupt daily life, it doesn’t have to be. Establish regular care with a family doctor to find a long-term solution that works for you.

3. Urgent Care Services

Emergencies happen. And a family doctor is an excellent resource in those times when you may need immediate medical attention. For example, COVID-19 testing, injuries, experiencing symptoms like cough, sore throat, pink eye, earache, UTI, fever, headache, etc.

At Care Access Clinic, we offer same-day urgent care services for various urgent care needs.

4. Regular Preventative Care

It’s better to keep up with your health now rather than addressing illnesses as they come up. Preventative care treatment can go a long way in maintaining an overall healthy life. Preventative care options include:

  • Annual wellness check-ups
  • Routine vaccinations
  • Back to school wellness check-ups, including sports physicals
  • GYN checks
  • Department of Transit (DOT) physicals
  • Pre-employment physicals
 

Take control of your health and wellbeing by establishing care with a family doctor. At Care Access Clinic, we serve patients in Babylon, New York, and greater Suffolk and Nassau counties. If you’re interested in taking the next step toward a healthy lifestyle, call us at (631) 482-9880 or schedule a consultation online

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