Family Practice Medicine

Family Practice is a medical specialty devoted to comprehensive health care to people of all ages. It is a form of primary care that provides continuing, comprehensive health care for the individual and family across all ages, sexes, diseases, and parts of the body. It is based on knowledge of the patient in the context of the family and the community, emphasizing disease prevention and health promotion. The aim of family medicine is to provide personal, comprehensive and continuing care for the individual in the context of the family and the community.

Taking an Active Role in Your Healthcare

It is important to take an active role in your healthcare during times of sickness and wellness.  Working together with your doctor, asking questions and staying informed can help you receive the type of care you want and need.  While doing whatever your doctor says may be easier, you know your body best and know what can work for you.

It is important to do your research and choose a doctor that you trust, and to develop a strong relationship that allows you to understand all of your diagnoses and treatment options.  With all the information available today about medical conditions, it is easy to do some research, ask your doctor questions and consider alternative medicine as well.  Your health is most important to you, so don’t put that responsibility into someone else’s hands.