Cheyenne Regional Medical Group‘s family medicine providers treat people of all ages, caring for many patients from birth, through adolescence and young adulthood, all the way through middle age and end of life.
Family providers—which include physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants—focus on the person as a whole, diagnosing and managing a wide range of illnesses and conditions.
Office visits to family providers may be for:
- Yearly physicals and health screenings
- Treatment of colds, flu and common skin conditions
- Ongoing care for chronic illnesses such as diabetes, high blood pressure and allergies
For more information about family medicine at Cheyenne Regional, please call (307) 778‐2577.
Benefits of seeing a family medicine provider
In addition to treating illnesses, family providers focus on keeping their patients healthy. In fact, many believe that preventative medicine (keeping the patient healthy) is the best medicine!
To support that goal, many family providers encourage patients to practice healthy behaviors that prevent disease, manage warning signs of illness. This might include providing patients with information about how to prevent illness, or helping patients set health goals, such as eating a healthy diet, exercising or quitting tobacco use.
Office visits: What to expect
During a patient visit, the family provider will review the patient chart and do a thorough examination. Tests may be ordered and completed.
Once the family provider reviews all the information, they will make a diagnosis and create a treatment plan, which could include medication, dietary or lifestyle changes or minor surgical procedures. The provider might also refer the patient to a specialist for additional testing or treatment.
How to choose a family provider
When it comes time to find your “Dr. Right” at Cheyenne Regional, we recommend taking the following questions into consideration:
- Are you comfortable talking to the provider?
- Does the provider answer your questions?
- Does the provider explain things so that you understand them?
- Did you have enough time to get the answers or information you needed?
Other considerations might include:
- Does the provider’s practice accept your insurance?
- What are the office hours?
- How many providers are part of the practice?
- Does the practice provide you with electronic access to your medical record?
- Does the practice offer case management for wellness promotion, disease prevention and chronic disease management?
- Does the practice offer a team approach to care—including family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, case managers and other health professionals?
- Does the practice follow up your visit with phone call reminders about your treatment plan?