Dr. Jakera Jean-Joseph
MBBS; General Medicine
Dr. Jakera Jean-Joseph is a general physician who prides herself in taking a holistic approach to providing care to patients of all ages.
She graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences and a minor in General Public Health in 2011, and from the University of the West Indies’ Mona campus with an MBBS degree in 2018.
Her main areas of interest are the prevention and management of non communicable diseases, health education and awareness, women’s health and mental wellness.
At Omnicare Medical Clinic we believe that each and everyone is special. Choosing his or her doctor is one of the biggest decisions you make. By choosing Omnicare Medical, you can feel secure that you have made an excellent choice. Caring for you, not only seeing you when you are ill, but seeing you regularly to ensure healthy growth.
What is a General Physician?
General physicians are those medical professionals who deal with all kinds of general adult diseases, unlike specialists who specialize in only one body part or a single system ailment. While you may think that a specialist is a more highly ranked one in the medical field, but it is not so. A general physician is equally important because he is the first one we approach when we find any kind of discomfort or pain in our body. Only after he checks us and lets us know that we need a specialist, do we go to one. Moreover, while a specialist has all the detailed knowledge about a specific organ or system, a general physician has general knowledge about all the body parts. General physicians go through a more rigorous training programmer as part of their education, as compared to specialists. Also, their ability to think logically than in only a few directions make them special in the field of medical science. Their area of expertise is broad and offers multiple solutions to even the most complex problems that patients might suffer from. However, one field where they lag behind is surgery. General physicians are well equipped with diagnosing and treating diseases or illnesses that are non-surgical; and when a surgery is required, he asks the patient to visit a specialist. The below mentioned roles define the scope of work of a general physician.
How can our General Physician help you?
You should visit the general physician when you need to treat your common ailments such as common cold, cough, tonsils, fever, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, pneumonia, and lung fibrosis. It is their broad area of expertise that helps them diagnose these and many other ailments. Also, General Physicians:
Perform regular health and wellness checkups.
Conduct physical exams.
Diagnose and treat illnesses, injuries and other health conditions.
Listen to patients’ concerns and answer their questions.
Offer health advice to patients.
Refer patients to specialists as needed.
Contact Dr. Jakera Jean-Joseph:
Phone: 649 941 5050 | 649 941 5049
Address: Omnicare Medical Center
Town Center Mall,
Turks and Caicos Islands