It covers pieces from all specialties and is the door through which. I believe that family medicine is the heart and soul of the medical field. It covers pieces from all specialties and is the door through which many patients receive more specialized care. Before we had specialists, we had general practitioners who provided wide-ranging medical care.
Everything we know about medicine was based on the shoulders of generalists who paved the way for a more personalized practice. The AAFP represents 127,600 physicians and student members across the country. It is the only medical society dedicated exclusively to primary care. Yes, family doctors do their annual checkup.
But they can also help you manage chronic diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, and arthritis. They can treat acute conditions such as infections and sinus injuries. They can help you throughout your pregnancy. As the winter holiday season quickly approaches, many families are struggling to decide what to do with the upcoming holidays.
In other words, primary care physicians care for the physical, mental, and emotional health of both your patients and their families, and are trained to care for you at all stages of your life.