What is Family Medicine?

Family Medicine is a board-certified medical specialty which requires 3 years of intensive training after medical school. This training emphasizes patient-centered primary care for all ages, all common conditions, and preventive health. Training also includes care of hospitalized office patients, Critical Care, Surgery, Pediatrics, Nursery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Emergency Medicine, Otolaryngology, Ophthalmology, Cardiology, Dermatology, Geriatrics, Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, and Behavioral and Mental Health. Family Physicians must regularly undergo a rigorous recertification process including training modules, performance review, and a recertification exam.

A day in the life …

In a day at our office, a family physician might see an infant for a checkup, a child with suspected attention deficit, a woman for prenatal care, a man with diabetes and depression, and do a home visit on a frail elderly resident of a senior facility.