Choosing a family doctor is not as transparent as it first seems: When deciding on which family physician is going to treat the wide range of needs your family may require, it is important to understand not only the background of the family doctor, but also their attitude.
Family Doctor Choices: Independent v. Hospitalist Doctors
When deciding on which family physician is going to treat the wide range of needs your family may require, it is important to understand not only the background of the family doctor, but also their attitude.
With the push towards reducing costs many formerly independent doctors medical clinics have closed. And many family physicians we would consider primary health care providers no longer have their own office, they instead float between several hospital group offices owned and administered by the hospital systems.
In this way, many family physicians no longer treat as wide a range of ailments nor do they address the needs of their patients in the same way. This is the hallmark of today’s corporate medicine where you are treated more like a number than as a person, or as a family.
Dr. Carol Rupe, owner of Charlotte’s Premiere Health (http://www.premiere-health.com) in Charlotte, NC, is one of the few remaining independent physicians offices in the region. With her extensive background, including military service as a physician to Air Force One, Dr. Rupe has the ability to forego the hospitalist quota system and spend the time she needs with patients of her practice.
Charlotte’s Premiere Health costs no more, and in some cases less, than the hospitalist doctors. While she specializes in women’s health, pediatrics, adolescents, depression management, migraine headache control, cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis care, Dr. Rupe can also focus on your whole family and their interelated needs. Rarely does one child get sick and another member of the family NOT also get ill.
Families must be treated as a whole, according to her philosophy, so when one succumbs to illness the others do not. The convenience for the parents is also that you only have to stop at one physician’s medical clinic and have one extended visit, instead of driving to multiple offices on different days and explaining the same thing over and over again.
As your personal family doctor, Dr. Carol Rupe and Charlotte’s Premiere Health are ready to educate, inform and treat a wide range of medical issues for those in the Charlotte NC region. Close to Northlake Mall and the UNCC campus, Charlotte’s Premiere Health is conveniently located on Prosperity Church Road, easily accessible from all major roadways.
When it is time to choose a primary care doctor in Charlotte, multiple specialties and the critical ability to care for the whole family makes Dr. Carol Rupe qualified to treat patients from pediatrics and adolescents, to adults and geriatrics.
Whether you are concerned about Women’s Health issues, or any other special needs, Dr. Carol Rupe, as your independent family doctor, can take the time necessary to speak with you and truly get to know your family. To learn more about her special areas of practice please visit http://www.premiere-health.com.
Dr. Carol Rupe, your personal family doctor, wants you to discover medicine the way you remember… only better. Her medical practice – Charlotte’s Premiere Health – is directly available at 704-510-4366, at 3230 Prosperity Church Road, Suite 101, Charlotte, NC 28269 – Charlotte’s Premiere Health provides superior care from pediatrics and whole family to the elderly. http://www.premiere-health.com