A family medicine doctor specializes in the comprehensive prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and ongoing care for a wide range of conditions. Family medicine is a broad specialty that focuses on your general, overall health rather than one type of disease or condition. Family medicine specialists often serve as a primary care doctor, providing preventive and therapeutic care services for the entire family through all stages of life.
Family medicine doctors treat a wide variety of conditions and often consult with other members of the patient’s medical team. A family doctor typically:
Family medicine doctors may also be known by the following names: family physician, family practice doctor, family practitioner, family medicine physician, family medicine specialist, family doctor, primary care physician (pcp), and general practitioner.
There are 170348 specialists practicing Family Medicine in the United States with an overall average rating of 4.0 stars. There are 4684 hospitals in the United States with affiliated Family Medicine specialists, including ProMedica Toledo Hospital, Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital and Abbott Northwestern Hospital.