Doctors are increasingly concerned about promoting information on wellness and prevention. However, many doctors are not well-trained in these fields and many doctors may not have the time or interest to provide this information. You, as a patient, however, have every right to expect and demand it.
William S. Eddy, DO
Specialty: Family Medicine
Location and Office HoursThe Clinic of Osteopathic Medicine
Niles, OH 44446
- CIGNA HealthCare
- Medical Mutual of Ohio/HMO Health Ohio
- United Healthcare
- Forum Health Trumbull Memorial Hospital
- St Joseph Health Center
- How can I determine if a doctor will be focused on wellness and prevention?
How can I find out if lab tests are performed at a doctor’s office?
Some physician offices do have the capacity to do lab tests. Large medical groups, especially, may have a fully equipped and staffed clinical lab. Most physicians, however, will send their clinical lab work to outside labs that are typically better equipped, better staffed, fully accredited and independent of the physician’s control. There has always been some question about the quality of physician “in-office” labs.
What kind of training do general practitioners have?
General Practitioners are trained in Primary Care Medicine. They are usually Family Practitioners and Internists. They are trained to diagnose, treat and prevent illness in adults.
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