Family physicians have unique skills and knowledge which qualify them to provide ongoing, comprehensive medical care to each member of the family. A family physician treats chronic conditions, evaluates symptoms, offers preventative care and lets people know when they need to see a specialist.
The key element of family medicine is an ongoing, personal patient-physician relationship focused on integrated care. Your family physician is trained to provide optimal medical care by looking at the overall individual, rather than focusing on just one organ system. Aside from diagnosing and treating acute and chronic illnesses, your family physician provides routine health screenings and advising on lifestyle changes in an effort to prevent any illnesses before they develop.
As family physicians, we directly provide most of the medical care required by the patients we serve, but we have also been trained to identify when speciality care is needed. Every effort is made to communicate clearly with consulting specialists to coordinate care and minimize inconvenience to our patients. Our main priority is to give you the right physician, with the right care, at the right time.