Family medicine is a clinical specialization and an academic, scientific discipline. The health care system, for most people, starts precisely with family medicine. It encompasses services to all family members regardless of age, gender, or the type of problem a family member is experiencing. Out of all the branches of medicine, family medicine is the closest you can get to patient orientation, in the sense of dedication to the patient and creating a close bond between the doctor and patient over a period of time.

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

The clinical guide to family medicine includes the following:

  • Guide for quitting smoking

  • Child obesity (causes and solutions)

  • Physical activity (exercise methods and recommendations)

  • Adult obesity (causes and solutions)

  • Guide to dyslipidemia (high amount of lipids in the blood – fat phospholipids, cholesterol, triglycerides)

  • Diseases of the endocrine glands

  • Cardiovascular diseases

  • Anemia

  • Urinary tract conditions

  • Rheumatic diseases

  • Eye conditions (cataracts, bulging eyes, color blindness, retinitis, diabetic macular edema, glaucoma, eye floaters, etc.)

  • Thyroid gland diseases

  • Infections

  • Ear conditions (hearing loss, vertigo, ringing in the ears, infections, hearing aids, protruding ears, dizziness, etc.)

  • Mental illness

  • Gastrointestinal tract diseases

  • Skin conditions (acne, blisters, cold sores, hives, allergies, etc.)

Our office offers primary care medical services to most major insurance carriers as well as private paying patients. As a Board Certified Family Physician, Dr. Eric Schertzer is trained to handle patients from ages 2 and up. Immigration exams, school physical exams, work-place physicals, pre-op clearance for surgeries, well-woman exams and yearly exams are all done under one roof.Our office is fully staffed five days a week with a hard working, friendly staff ready to assist you.

Accident Cases

We hope you never have a car or work accident!

After receiving emergency care for an accident, Dr. Schertzer can provide follow-up and coordination of care with other specialists.

Please call us as soon as possible to assist you in case of an injury.

Immigration Physicals

Let us guide you through the tedious process of immigration physical.

Our medical clinic is equipped to streamline your immigration physical and guide you through the process.

Diagnostic Testing

  • Spirometry
  • Hearing Test
  • Tympanometry
  • Audiometry
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound
  • EKG (Electrocardiogram)
  • Echocardiogram (ECG)
  • Vascular Ultrasound Studies
  • Physical Therapy
  • Pap Smears
  • Nerve Conduction
  • Annual physicals
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“The level of service at Plantation Family Practice is fantastic. Having been a patient for many years, I am consistently impressed by the professionalism of every staff member I have come in contact with. Thank you!”

Grateful Patient

“In this day and age, it’s hard to find a doctor you can trust. Dr. Schertzer was recommended to me by a friend, and now I know why – the quality of service I received was outstanding. Keep up the good work!”

Grateful Patient

“Nice to be helped without waiting forever! amazing bedside manners from the entire staff.
Thank you for taking me in as part of your family”

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