Family physicians are personal doctors for all people of all ages and health conditions.
They are reliable first contact for health concerns and directly address most health care needs.
Through enduring partnerships, family physicians help patients prevent, understand, and manage illness, navigate the health system and set health goals.
Family physicians and their staff adapt their care to the unique needs of their patients and communities.
They use data to monitor and manage their patient population, and use best science to prioritize services most likely to benefit health.
They are ideal leaders of healthcare systems and partners for public health.
The American Academy of Family Medicine
Note: Dr. Sack only sees ages eighteen years and older.
Here are some of the benefits of family medicine:
- Continual care over time and in various conditions
- Unique epidemiology and a specific decision-making process
- Handles health problems in their physical, psychological, social, and cultural environments, to differentiate from the standard clinical environment
- Promotes the development and maintenance of good health through appropriate, safe, and effective interventions
- Uses resources in an effective and safe way through coordination of care, management of patients and establishing and maintaining contact with other professionals