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FAQ on family medicine

FAQ on family medicine

What is family medicine?

Family medicine is devoted to comprehensive healthcare for people of all ages. It’s a team approach to caring for you and your family. Accountable care helps manage your health so you can be at your best.

Family Medicine doctor provides comprehensive, compassionate, and continuous care to patients and their family members. Family Medicine doctors can assume responsibility for the total health care needs of the individual and family, including medical, social, and behavioral issues.

What is a family medicine doctor do?

Family doctors treat more than you think

Yes, family doctors do your yearly check-up. But they also can help you manage chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and arthritis. They can treat acute situations such as sinus infections and injuries.

What is the difference between family medicine and general practice?

“We're all primary care physicians, but the biggest difference is internal medicine doctors are like adult pediatricians.” ...An internal medicine physician cares for adults. A family practitioner is a pediatrician and internist combined into one specialty, and cares for both children and adults.

Where do family physicians work?

Family practice doctors work in private practices, hospitals, and other medical facilities.

They can receive additional training to pursue specialties or move into teaching or administrative careers in the medical field.

How many years does it take to be a family medicine doctor?

Most family physicians spend four years in pre-med, four years in medical school and three years in residency, for a total of 11 years in training.

Can family medicine doctors specialize?

Physicians who specialize in family practice may treat people with chronic medicalconditions and acute or sudden illnesses. ... Family practice doctors also coordinate the patient's care with other physicians. For instance, in non-emergent situations, patients will often see their family doctor first.

What are the subspecialty groups of family medicine?

Below are four subspecialties of family practice to consider:

Sleep Medicine. Millions of people suffer from sleep disorders, which can interfere with their ability to function normally. ...

Adolescent Medicine. ...

Geriatric Medicine. ...

Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine.

What does family medicine include?

Unlike other narrowly focused specialties, family medicine includes the biological, clinical, and behavioral sciences, encompassing all ages, sexes, each organ system, and every disease entity. The focus of a family physician is the whole person.

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