What is 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.  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
  • The flu
  • Pneumonia
  • Back and neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Minor injuries (cuts, scrapes and bruises)
  • Depression / Anxiety
  • ADD
  • Weight gain
  • Upset stomach
  • Diabetes
  • Allergies
  • Sinus infections
  • Bronchitis
  • Asthma
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting and Diarrhea
  • Skin Infections
  • Acne
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Heart disease
  • Thyroid disease
  • Birth control
  • Low testosterone
  • Erectile dysfunction

As with the conditions, the types of treatments offered by a family medicine doctor will vary. 

 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.  

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