As a Family Doctor, Dr. Douglas Heighton, MD focuses on providing comprehensive medical care to people of all ages and treat different health conditions. Family Doctors take care of people and not just treat diseases. Family Doctors are responsible for taking care of the patient’s lives in the context of their family and community. While there are some similarities between primary care and family medicine specialists, the latter has an unprecedented opportunity to impact the health of the patient over their entire lifetime. He will be managing common complaints, diagnosing emerging conditions, and overseeing preventative care. Whether you have a bladder infection or a flu virus, the go-to resource is the family doctor.
It is the responsibility of the family doctor to ensure that they take care of their patient’s physical, mental as well as emotional wellbeing. They are the first ones a patient confides in on experiencing unusual symptoms. Since they will be familiar with the patient’s medical records, they can quickly recognize whether the change is an indication of a hidden, serious condition.
Dr. Douglas Heighton, MD is rated as a top family doctor in the Carthage, Illinois area.
Dr. Douglas Heighton, MD is accepting new patients at his practice located at 630 Locust St, Carthage, Illinois, 62321. To book an appointment, please call (217) 357-2173