Family doctors can:
- Evaluate your symptoms.
- Consider other possible causes for symptoms (the recent death of a loved one, a thyroid gland that isn’t working properly, etc.)
- Discuss lifestyle changes and treatment options.
- Provide ongoing check-ins, and brief support and advice.
- Prescribe medication, when appropriate.
- Provide access to other resources including psychiatrists, community services, and outpatient clinics.
Consulting with a family doctor is free and confidential.