What To Expect in Your First Visit to a Family Medicine Doctor

Typically, you should visit Dr. Elizabeth Biggers or Dr. Joel Biggers from Biggers Family Medicine, serving Brandon, FL, and the nearby region, at least once every three years if you're under 50, though feel free to see us more often if you desire. And if you're 50 or over, we advise you to visit once per year. These visits are essential for keeping you healthy. So what can you expect at your first well visit?

Filling Out Paperwork

 While this isn't the most exciting part of an appointment, it's an essential component that allows a physician from our practice to easily get to know you. We use this information to tailor a care plan, especially for you and to do it with your health and medical history in mind.

Talking To a Doctor

 At your first appointment, you can expect to speak with one of our practitioners. We want to get to know you. This is a time when we ask to better understand your health and goals. We'll ask about your sleep habits and other similar areas of your health. This is also a prime time for you to consult with us over any questions you have.

Physical Examination

 Part of your appointment will include a physical examination. Through this assessment, we can get an understanding of your pain points/problematic areas as well as your overall health. We'll take your vitals and may recommend further testing based on your health.

Patient Education

 When you're here for your first visit, we'll provide you with ample patient education. Our goal is to give you all the resources you need to take care of your health in the best manner possible, potentially warding off health issues in the future. This includes giving you lifestyle advice.


 Visiting our Brandon, FL, family medicine doctor allows you to get updated on your vaccinations and ensure you have protection against sicknesses that could cause long-term problems or serious complications.

Monitoring Health Conditions 

 If you have any chronic health conditions, we'll ask you if you're currently experiencing any symptoms. We may conduct further testing to better understand how you're faring. Based on our findings, we may recommend altering your current plan to better manage your condition. Biggers Family Medicine, serving Brandon, FL, and the neighboring communities, recommends you regularly visit a family medicine doctor to stay on top of your health and remain healthy and happy for as long as possible. Our Dr. Biggers and Dr. Biggers are both compassionate about helping patients determine and meet goals and better their health and well-being.

Call us at (813) 655-4646 to book your first appointment with us. 

Contact Us

Please contact our Office at
Office at (813) 655-4646 

Biggers Family Medicine, P.A.

538 Wilbur St
Brandon, FL 33511
Phone: (813) 655-4646
Fax: (855) 366-8430

Office Hours (closed daily noon to 1:00pm for lunch)

Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: By Appointment Only
Sunday: Closed

Lab Hours (closed daily noon to 1:30pm for lunch)

Monday: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed