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Why should everyone in my family share the same primary care doctor?

If every member of your family is comfortable with the same primary care doctor, then sharing that doctor can be beneficial. This doctor would have a better understanding of your family structure and family medical history, helping him or her provide comprehensive medical care to all of you. Understanding risk factors due to your family history can allow your doctor to guide all of your family members in appropriate preventive care measures.

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