A “family doctor” is a familiar doctor who provides daily medical care and health management.
It is beneficial for patients to see their family doctor for routine illnesses such as colds, lifestyle-related diseases (hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, etc.), stable chronic diseases (gastrointestinal diseases, liver diseases, heart diseases, respiratory diseases, etc.), and vaccinations.
Benefits of having a family doctor
- We can take the time to give you advice on daily health management, including diet and exercise for your family.
- Compared to large hospitals, the waiting time is shorter, and the consultation procedure is easier and more thorough.
- Tests that require appointments at large hospitals can be done right away.
- In the event that you need to be hospitalized or require advanced testing, we can direct you to the appropriate hospital or department and refer you to them, preventing you from being stuck in a large hospital.
- A variety of tests and treatments are available at a lower price than in large hospitals.
In fact, in the U.K., it is required by law to see a family doctor, and in the U.S., it is compulsory to see a family doctor according to the health insurance to which the patient belongs. In the United States, patients are required by their health insurance to visit their family doctor. In Japan, too, the need for a family doctor is being advocated in the same way as in Europe and the United States, and a special fee is being charged for visits to a doctor without a referral from the clinic.
For some reason, many Japanese people want to go to a big hospital right away, but a family doctor can “examine and treat you with more knowledge of your current situation and your family’s situation, and refer you to a big hospital if necessary”, and “support your health without wasting your time” and “at a lower cost”. We aim to be a reliable family doctor for Japanese people in Bangkok.