Family Medicine Overview

Family medicine physicians receive training to care for both children and adults. Their training is broad based to include wellness checkups, disease management (like cholesterol, blood pressure, etc.) and routine illnesses or injuries. Some patients like to have the whole family treated by the same doctor, while others may transition to family medicine after they “outgrow” the pediatric age group. Family medicine physicians also have training in women’s health services. Just like other PCPs, as family medicine physicians get to know their patients over time, it allows them to better personalize care to each patient. It also helps physicians identify any issues or warning signs early and monitor changes in a patient’s health over the years.