Family Practice | Family Medicine
Our Approach to Care
The cornerstone of family medicine is an ongoing, personal relationship focused on guiding you through the complicated healthcare system. Unlike other doctors who specialize in treating one particular organ or disease, your family provider is trained to care for you as a whole person. In addition to diagnosing and treating acute and chronic illnesses, your family provider does routine health screenings and counseling on lifestyle changes to help prevent illnesses before they happen.
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Who is a Family Provider?
Your family provider may be a physician. But family providers can be nurse practitioners, health educators and licensed clinical social workers. Here's a list of people who may provide care in a family medicine practice:
- Health educators
- Case managers
- Medical assistants
- Nurse practitioners
- Physician assistants
- Social workers
Care for All Ages, From Infants to Seniors
In addition to diagnosing and treating acute and chronic illnesses, your family provider does routine health screenings and counseling on lifestyle changes to help prevent illnesses before they develop. Family doctors and providers are trained to treat multiple issues:
- Care for ongoing conditions like diabetes, asthma and heart disease
- Ear, nose and throat
- Emergency medical care
- Minor surgery
- Mental health and behavior health
- Bone and joint care
- Eye care
- Care of the urinary system
- Well-woman care, reproductive counseling, family planning