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Family Medicine

Family medicine refers to a specialty of medical practice focused on providing general care for all members of a family. Choosing a family medicine doctor is very important, as most medical visits from issues large to small are done through a family medicine practice.

What is Family Medicine?

Family medicine doctors receive training in almost every area of medicine. This is done so that they can accurately diagnose and treat a variety of acute illnesses and injuries. Family medicine doctors are also specially trained to help their patients deal with chronic disease. Some of the issues commonly treated by a family medicine doctor include:

  • Common colds
  • Influenza
  • Minor injuries
  • Infections
  • Dehydration
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Weight gain
  • Upset stomach
  • Diabetes

The average family medicine physician treats these conditions and many more. By working with their patient, a family medicine doctor either addresses these issues or refers the patient to a specialist.

Common services offered by family medicine doctors include:

  • Vaccinations
  • Acute care
  • Chronic disease management
  • Physical exams
  • School / sports physicals
  • Blood testing
  • Urine testing
  • Echocardiogram
  • Specialist referrals

Do I need a Family Medicine Doctor?

Every person should have a family doctor. A family medicine doctor provides a stable source for medical information and an office that can be visited for problems both large and small. As the name implies, an important part of family medicine is treating the entire family.

A great family medicine doctor is more than just a medical professional; they are a voice you can rely on for all general medical matters. Finding the right family medicine doctor is crucial to the lasting health of you and your family.