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Family Medicine

Family doctors provide primary care services for patients of all ages. These providers are ideal for people with large families who want to have one trusted resource for all of their family’s medical care. One major benefit of working with a family doctor is that they become familiar with your family’s medical history and can take preventive measures if your children have increased risk for medical conditions that have affected you, your spouse, or your parents.

Do I Need an Internist or a Family Medicine Physician?

While many assume that internal medicine and family medicine are interchangeable terms, there are fundamental differences in the training, focus, and patient care each medical professional provides. If you are a parent and your family history includes cancer, diabetes, or genetic disorders, you may want to consider looking for a family medicine/primary care physician who is experienced and knowledgeable in treating patients with these conditions.