What do family doctors do

A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in taking care of the entire family.  They serve all individuals regardless of age or gender.  He or she will treat newborns, children, adults and the elderly.  Many have the ability to treat a number of varied medical conditions.  

 

Family medicine training covers a spectrum in the wellness of patients from general, acute, and chronic settings.  This means Family Medicine Physicians take care of patients a with different types of illnesses, ranging from the flu to pneumonia, muscle sprains to broken limbs and general care to critical care 

Their training also consists of at least sic months of caring for children in an inpatient hospital or emergency setting, critical care of adults, two months of obstetrical care, and one month of genealogical care.  Additional required training includes geriatric, musculoskeletal medicine and behavioral health issues. Family medicine physicians have to be astute in common skin deases, heath system management and population health.  Educators have put an emphasis on wellness and disease prevention. 

 

The Family Physician has a particular and unique opportunity to provide comprehensive healthcare to the entire family.  There are many benefits in having one family physician. The Cleveland Quotes: “ Family doctor follows your life cycle, when you need a specialist they can help you find the right one, and a family physician can improve lives by knowing your personal and medical history of the entire family.  

 

The greatest benefit to you and your family is your physician sees multiple generations of a family.  This helps a physician record an in-depth medical history.  Decades of recording one family’s medical history, provides a wealth of information to the physician.  He or she knows which family member has had what illness and when.  The physician can easily refer to a pattern health issues that may require additional study.  This allows the physician to recommend studies if needed, offer screening to additional family members and protect newborns of the family.   

 

On the average family physicians treat general conditions of all family members. However, he or she is equipped to handle any medical concern.  Your family physician is the first step of your family’s total wellness. 

 

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