Family medicine is a medical specialty that emphasizes disease prevention and wellness. Family physicians offer comprehensive care for both children and adults. They diagnose and treat both acute (short term) health issues and chronic (ongoing) conditions.
You may choose a family medicine doctor as your personal physician for primary care. Because family medicine doctors care for all ages, you may choose to have the same doctor for all members of your family.
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