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A 16-year-old male asked:

My family physician is not helpful but another doctor of any kind is at least a 40 min. drive away. do i just only visit the doctor for emergencies?

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Dr. Kathleen Gilmore
Urgent Care 27 years experience
Another try perhaps: I am sorry that you find you family doctor to not be helpful. Without knowing details, it could be many things, and being a doctor, I'd hope that he would want to provide you with good care. It is best to not wait for emergencies as your only point of contact with your doctor. It is better to have an established doctor patient relationship, so as issues, concerns arise, they are in context.

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