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Family Doctors: Trusted allies for you and your family when you need them most

By Joseph Chavez Carey, MD, FAAFP, Primary Care Medical Director, Garnet Health Doctors, and Alicia Olowu, DO, Family Medicine and Primary Care Doctor, Garnet Health Doctors
Posted 7/30/21

Having a family doctor is crucial, especially with COVID-19 still a potent danger. Family practitioners are experts in a wide range of areas, and they stay up to date on the latest medical advances …

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Having a family doctor is crucial, especially with COVID-19 still a potent danger. Family practitioners are experts in a wide range of areas, and they stay up to date on the latest medical advances – all to provide exceptional care.

By regularly receiving care from your family doctor, you’ll benefit from advice on living a healthy lifestyle, receive treatment for illnesses and be provided strategies to manage chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and arthritis. Family doctors also provide preventive care, conduct routine checkups, and perform health-risk assessments and immunizations. They’ll also be there for you throughout a pregnancy and any other health situation.

Many patients visit the same family doctor throughout their lives. The best care results from your doctor knowing you at all levels of your health; this knowledge and familiarity, both of which breed trust between you and your physician, are invaluable. You’ll get treatments and medical suggestions that are specifically tailored to your personal needs. That familiarity also extends to families. A doctor’s knowledge of an entire family’s health can help frame the best course of treatment for everyone.

Even if you need more specialized care, seeing a family doctor is the best first step. Family doctors who know your health history can recommend the right specialist for the care you need.

The experienced, highly skilled family physicians at Garnet Health Doctors can help you take charge of your health. With nine locations and convenient hours in Sullivan and Orange counties, our trusted, compassionate providers will partner with you to maintain well-being. So don’t delay that doctor’s visit, picking up that prescription, or doing the things that keep you healthy.

When you visit a Garnet Health hospital or doctor’s office, you’ll immediately experience Garnet Health’s numerous safeguards to protect you from COVID-19. This includes taking your temperature when you enter. All registration and waiting areas use social distancing. Facilities have installed plastic shielding in key areas, and patient appointments are staggered to minimize foot traffic. These steps are complemented by aggressive cleaning and sanitizing 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Telehealth visits are also available. Telehealth is an easy, convenient way to talk to a doctor via a phone call or live video. This means you don’t have to leave your home – and that you can receive care from anywhere. Most insurance plans cover Telehealth, so don’t ignore symptoms or ailments that you would typically visit or call your doctor about.

To set up an in-person or Telehealth appointment, call (845) 333-7575. To learn more about primary care provided by Garnet Health Doctors, visit garnethealth.org/doctors or call our Bethel office at (845) 333-6600, the Callicoon office at (845) 333-6800, the Goshen office at (845) 333-7200, Harris office at (845) 794-5335, the Liberty office at (845) 333-6900, our Livingston Manor office at (845) 333-6555, the Middletown office at (845) 333-7575, the Monroe office at (845) 333-7830 or the Monticello office at (845) 333-6500.

For more convenient access to Garnet Health Doctors, be sure to download the new Garnet Health app. It’s free and available via the App Store on Apple devices and Google Play for Androids. Features include access to MyChart health-information resources, including Visit Notes that summarize information provided by your physician; how to find a doctor, location or service; driving directions to our locations; the ability to schedule an appointment with Garnet Health Doctors; online bill pay; news and information; MyChart notifications and more.

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