Family Medicine Specialist

Laurie Thomas, MD -  - Family Physician

Laurie Thomas, MD

Family Physician located in TUCSON, AZ

Family medicine is all about keeping your loved ones safe and healthy. If you’re looking for an outstanding physician for your family, Laurie Thomas, MD, of Tucson, Arizona, is a specialist in family medicine who's been practicing in Tucson for the last 25 years. Without the constraints of insurance, Dr. Thomas can spend as much time with you as you need. You also have the reassurance of complete confidentiality – Dr. Thomas doesn’t store any of your information electronically, so hackers can never get your medical records. Find out more by calling Dr. Thomas today or book an appointment online.

Family Medicine Q & A

What is family medicine?

Family medicine is the primary care facility for your health - the place you go when you feel sick or have a medical problem. Family medicine practitioners like Dr. Thomas undergo extensive training in a broad range of medical topics, rather than choosing to specialize in one field. 

Some of the areas family medicine practitioners have expertise in include:

  • Pediatrics
  • Obstetrics and gynecology
  • Internal medicine
  • Psychiatry and neurology
  • Community medicine 
  • Geriatrics
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Otolaryngology (ENT)
  • Urology

Family medicine is the first step in any health care journey. Dr. Thomas treats all members of your family, whatever their age. If she finds symptoms of a condition that needs specialized treatment, she can refer you to an appropriate practitioner.

What can family medicine practitioners treat?

Family medicine practitioners like Dr. Thomas have a substantial breadth of knowledge, which means they can provide comprehensive medical care. If you’re sick or have an injury and need urgent care, Dr. Thomas can often see you the same day, or contact her by phone for advice. 

She can also assist you in managing long-term health issues and chronic conditions, including:

  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis
  • High blood pressure
  • Cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Depression

Dr. Thomas gives you as much time as you need during your sick visit or routine appointment, and has several onsite services that can save you time and effort, including blood draws and a stock of common prescription medications.

Can family medicine help prevent ill health?

One of Dr. Thomas’s main objectives is to help prevent ill health. Preventing disease is always better than experiencing a debilitating illness, and Dr. Thomas provides a range of services that aim to help you avoid being sick. These services include:

  • Routine check-ups
  • Well-woman visits
  • Health-risk assessments
  • Immunization programs
  • Screening tests

Leading a healthy lifestyle is critical in preventing illness and improving resilience to disease. Dr. Thomas can provide diet counseling to help you eat more healthily and lose excess weight. She can also advise you on the safest way to get fit, how to manage stress, and how to quit bad habits like smoking or drinking too much alcohol.

To find out more about the extensive range of family medicine services available, call Dr. Thomas today or book an appointment online.