Family Practice

Our family medicine offices provide complete care to infants, children, adolescents, adults and the elderly.

Our Family Medicine Services Include:

  • Complete History and Physicals
  • Acute and Follow-up Visits
  • Management of Chronic Disease
  • Preventative Screenings
  • Care of Minor Injuries
  • Yearly Well Woman Exams
  • School and Sports Physicals
  • PT/INR
  • Pulmonary Function Tests (PFT)
  • Hormones treatment
  • Allergy testing
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What is a Family Practice?

The specialty of family medicine was created in 1969 and is focused on integrated care. Today, family physicians provide care for the majority of America. Unlike other specialties that are limited to a particular organ or disease, family practice physicians care for patients of all ages and genders.

Training

Like other medical specialists, family physicians complete a three-year residency program after graduating from medical school. As part of their residency, family physicians focus on integrated inpatient and outpatient learning and receive training in six major medical areas:

  • Pediatrics
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Psychiatry & Neurology
  • Surgery
  • Community Medicine

Family Physicians also receive training in many other areas including:

  • Geriatrics
  • Emergency medicine
  • Ophthalmology
  • Radiology
  • Orthopedics
  • Otolaryngology
  • Urology

Family Practice Services

Because of their extensive training, family physicians are highly qualified to treat most illnesses and provide comprehensive care for all ages. However, family physicians don’t just diagnose and treat illnesses. They also provide a variety of other services such as:

  • Preventive care
    • Routine Checkups
    • Health-risk Assessments
    • Immunization
    • Screening Tests
  • Personalized counseling on maintaining a healthy lifestyle
  • Chronic illness management
    • Many times Family Physicians will coordinate care with other subspecialties, depending on need