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Primary Care Specialist

Access Point Healthcare

Tarik Shaaban, MD

Board Certified Family Medicine Physician & Integrative Medicine located in Panama City, FL

Isn’t it frustrating when you see a different provider each time you visit the doctor’s office? When you choose a primary care provider, you can be sure that you will see the same physician every time you visit Access Point Healthcare. Tarik Shaaban, MD, is a family doctor at Access Point Healthcare who offers primary care services from his practice in Panama City, Florida. Choose a provider who makes your health his first priority. Call the office today to schedule an appointment or use the online scheduling tool on this website.

Primary Care Q & A

What is primary care?

Primary care is typically a patient’s first contact when they need medical assistance. Primary care providers are trained to treat most illnesses and diseases except those that need a specialist’s care. In those cases, your provider coordinates with health care specialists to provide you with a complete treatment program.

The principles of primary care include disease prevention, health promotion, patient education, counseling, diagnosis, and treatment.

What are the different types of primary care?

Many primary care providers go on to specialize in one or more areas after completing their medical studies. These areas include:

Family medicine

A family medicine doctor treats the entire family, from infants to seniors.


A pediatrician treats children from birth until they turn 18. Some pediatricians will see longtime patients up to age 25.


A gerontologist specializes in caring for people 65 and older.

Internal medicine

An internist treats only adults.

Obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN)

An OB/GYN provides women with reproductive health and family planning services.

Dr. Shaaban is a primary care family medicine physician with years of experience in providing health management services.

What services come under primary care?

Access Point Healthcare offers a broad range of primary care services, including:

  • Chronic medical treatment and management
  • Annual wellness exams
  • In-office lab testing
  • In-office pharmacy
  • Immunizations (routine and seasonal)
  • Routine preventive screenings

Dr. Shaaban takes an integrative approach to primary care, a patient-centered method that treats the whole person, not just the immediate problem. Integrative medicine follows five core principles:

  • To provide a close partnership between patient and practitioner
  • To combine conventional and alternative treatments
  • To emphasize natural, non-invasive treatments
  • To take into account everything that influences health, wellness, and disease
  • To base all diagnostic and treatment decisions on scientifically sound, research-based learning

Combining primary care with integrative treatment allows Dr. Shaaban to provide comprehensive, preventive medical services to his patients.

What are the benefits of having a primary care provider?

Many people become frustrated when they schedule an appointment at the doctor’s office and see a different provider each time. Primary care offers more consistent care, where you see the same provider every time.

This level of care allows you to build a deeper, more trusting relationship with your doctor. They get to know your complete health history, making it easier for them to notice changes in your health, and work with you to set up long-term health goals and understand your health concerns.

Other benefits of primary care include:

  • Better access to health care services
  • Focus on preventive health
  • Reduced need for specialist care
  • Improved health care quality

Illness and disease always cause you to worry. When you partner with Dr. Shaaban, you get a provider who works to understand your total health profile — mind, body, and spirit. He provides exceptional care services to all his patients. Call Access Point Healthcare today to make an appointment or book online.