Family Medicine Locations
What is a Family Physician?
There is a term of endearment used in the medical profession for Family
Medicine Physicians and that is they treat patients from “crib to
coffin,” “birth to death,” or “womb to tomb,” there really is no
better way to describe the practice of the Family Medicine doctor.
Family Medicine physicians provide comprehensive prenatal care, deliver
babies, care for children and adolescents, provide men’s and women’s
health, care for seniors and offer guidance and support to families
finding their way through the difficult times of end of life care.
Family Medicine physicians are trained in all areas of medicine to treat
the whole person. Family physicians are rooted in the community and
makes it there personal mission to put you, the patient, at the center
of your healthcare. Family physicians diagnose and treat a full range
of problems and provide complete care through all stages of your life –
often considered Health Care Life Partners. If necessary, they will
refer you to another trusted specialist and will oversee your care with
Family Medicine physicians are considered vital to the well-being of the
community. They take care of the physical, mental and emotional health
of both their patients and their patients’ families and they know your
family’s health history and how it can affect you.
Family physicians deliver a range of acute, chronic and preventive
medical care services. In addition to diagnosing and treating illness,
they also provide preventive care, including routine checkups,
health-risk assessments, immunization and screening tests, and
personalized counseling on maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Family
physicians are experts in managing chronic illness and family doctors
are specially trained in preventive medicine. They believe that
preventing a health problem is better than having to overcome one. They
help you make the right health choices to keep you and your family
healthy. So even if you don’t have an immediate need to see a doctor be
proactive and take charge of your healthy future today.