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What are the benefits of having a family doctor?

There are many benefits to having a family doctor. It is good to have a doctor who knows you and knows your past history. A doctor who has exposure to other fields also broadens the scope of potential diagnoses. In addition, your family doctor probably knows the community better and can provide the best referrals if needed. But the most important thing is that your family doctor will have the best relationship with you and can answer your questions in a way that you trust; you can consider him or her your healthcare advocate.

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