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WHAT IS A FAMILY DOCTOR?


family2-200x300Family Physician can help you stay well and take care of nearly every health need. A Family Physician’s three-year raining after Medical school covers a broad range of medical conditions including pediatrics, gynecology, geriatrics, preventive medicine, caring for heart, lung and other diseases, as well as counseling for stress and emotional problems. Family Physicians can provide you with comprehensive health care throughout life.

Your Family Physician is a caring, understanding professional who is trained to provide health care to men and women of all ages, from infants to seniors. Family Physicians treat the physical and emotional needs of the whole family, caring for each person as an individual.

What do family doctors do?

Family doctors take care of the both the patient and their families by catering to the physical, mental and emotional health the whole family. They are acquainted with your family’s health history and how it can affect you. They are trained to care for for their patients through all the stages of their lives.

Family doctors are trained in all areas of medicine. They can diagnose and treat a comprehensive range of health problems people usually bring to their doctors. They know when to treat you, and, if necessary, when to bring in another specialist you can trust.

What kind of training do family doctors have?

Family doctors know the most current treatments and technologies. They train for several years in real practice settings, treating patients in the office, the hospital and at home. And they re-certify more than any other medical specialty. Family doctors also continue to educate themselves. This allows them to apply the latest medical breakthroughs to the everyday care of their patients.

Do I need a family doctor if I am not sick?

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.

 

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