What is family medicine?
Family medicine is a specialty within primary care medicine that provides ongoing, comprehensive care for individuals and families. Healthcare providers in family medicine often see an entire family, including both children and adults, throughout the continuum of their care and life. Like other primary care specialties, family medicine focuses on preventive care and chronic care management.
Family medicine providers deliver a large amount of the care provided to underserved populations in urban and rural areas.
Why is family medicine important to healthcare?
Family medicine is important because it encourages holistic wellness and preventive care at all life stages and fosters trusted long-term partnerships between patients and providers. Family medicine providers also consider and address health concerns at a familial level.