Family medicine is a specialty which provides healthcare to a patient throughout their lives, not just at a particular age or due to a specific condition. Family physicians offer an array of services to address a patient’s chronic, acute, and preventative medical health needs. In addition to diagnosing and addressing disease and medical issues, they also offer comprehensive general care such as annual checkups, health-risk evaluations, immunizations and screening tests, and tailored counseling on healthy lifestyle maintenance. A practice that focuses on family medicine offers many generalized healthcare programs, including:
One of the most important responsibilities of a family doctor is the coordination of medical care. The family doctor makes referrals to specialists but continues to coordinate care and oversee all medical care activities. Family doctors provide what is called a patient medical home. They get copies of records from specialists and incorporate the specialists' recommendation into day-to-day care. They also ensure that things don't get overlooked when the responsibility for care is shared among several physicians.
Yes, Annual checkups with the family doctor are an integral aspect of family medicine. These appointments are crucial to developing long-term relationships with the doctor because regular checkups are the best way to monitor any changes in your health.
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