The mere availability of the physician is therapeutic. The feeling of security that the patient gains just by knowing he or she can "touch" the physician, in person or by phone, is therapeutic and has a comforting and calming influence. Accessibility is an essential feature of primary care. Services must be available when needed and should be within geographic proximity. When primary care is not available, many individuals turn to hospital emergency departments. Emergency department care is fine for emergencies, but it is no substitute for the personalized, long-term, comprehensive care a family physician can provide.

Many practices are instituting open-access scheduling, in which patients can be seen the day they call. This tells the patient that they are the highest priority and that the problem will be handled immediately. It also is more efficient for the physician who cares for a problem early, before it progresses in severity and becomes complicated, requiring more physician time and greater patient disability.

Natural Treatments For Psoriasis

Natural Treatments For Psoriasis

Do You Suffer From the Itching and Scaling of Psoriasis? Or the Chronic Agony of Psoriatic Arthritis? If so you are not ALONE! A whopping three percent of the world’s populations suffer from either condition! An incredible 56 million working hours are lost every year by psoriasis sufferers according to the National Psoriasis Foundation.

Get My Free Ebook

Post a comment