Answers to Some of Those Difficult Questions
Q: What can this clinic do for me if I am sick?
A: We can evaluate your illness and in most cases provide definitive treatment. If you need a referral for specialty care we can assist you with our local network.
Q: Can this clinic be my “family doctor”?
A: We will do our best to fill that role for you unless you are in obvious need of specialty care. Most people, in fact, rarely need to see a doctor for most of their lives and mainly need a place to go if they are hurt or sick. A large percentage of our patients never need to see another medical provider.
Q: What if I need to be hospitalized?
A: We have a relationship with a team of doctors at Gulf Coast Medical Center who do nothing but hospital care. If you need their services we will evaluate you and discuss your case with them to make the admission process as easy as possible. After you leave the hospital, we will follow your recovery.
Q: I’m from out of town, can you talk to my family doctor to help me when I return home?
A: We will do our best to communicate with your local doctor.
Q: I’m staying at Panama City Beach, do I have to cross that bridge?
A: We have a full service primary care center on the major Highway 98, across from Frank Brown Park, near the Pier Park shopping area. We do our best to meet your needs but sometimes testing or consultations are necessary in Panama City.
Q: I cut myself, do you do stitches?
A: Yes, we take pride in our ability to suture and care for wounds.
Q: I was fishing and hooked myself, it won’t come out. Can you help me?
A: We have helped thousands of unlucky people like you.
Q: The dog ate my prescription medication, can you help me?
A: Yes, in most cases, except for certain controlled medications. Please bring a list with you. If you are a new patient you will need to be seen and evaluated by a provider.