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Benefits of a Family Doctor

Benefits of a Family Doctor

Improving Your Family’s Healthcare

A family doctor is a healthcare professional who provides comprehensive care for patients of all ages. Family doctors are trained to diagnose and treat various conditions, from common colds and flu to more serious illnesses. They also provide preventive care, such as vaccinations, and can guide healthy lifestyle choices.

There are many benefits to having a family doctor. Keep reading to learn how our physicians at St. John's Health help to care for every member of your household:

Continuity of Care

For one, family doctors are familiar with their patients' medical history, as they can see patients of all ages and provide continuity of care. When you see the same doctor over time, they get to know you and your family's medical history. This helps them provide better care because they're familiar with your unique situation.

In addition to receiving medical care with ease, continuing to see the same doctor throughout your life can help you feel comfortable discussing your emotional and physical health.


Convenience is one of the most significant advantages of having a family doctor. You can see the same doctor for all your family's healthcare needs, saving you time and money. If possible, we’ll schedule appointments consecutively so that you do not have to make multiple trips to the clinic at different times.

Ease of Finding Specialists

In addition, family doctors usually have a good working relationship with other healthcare professionals, which can be helpful when referrals or specialist care is needed. This may mean care for orthopedic issues as you get older or running additional testing for an immune or cardiac condition.

Family Medicine Services in Jackson Hole

If you're looking for a family doctor, you can schedule an appointment for a consultation to see if they're the right fit for you and your family.

At St. John's Health, our family medicine team offers a wide range of services for children and adults. To find your family's physician, visit our website today.