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Family medicine

 
 

A family physician is concerned with the general health needs of people of all ages. Focusing on the primary care of you and your family, he or she can refer you to a specialist or community resources when appropriate.

Family doctors receive training in six broad areas: community medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry and surgery.


 

 

 

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Source: American Board of Specialties, Research and Education Foundation, Which Medical Specialist for You?; American Medical Association; Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Lexicon: Dictionary of Health Care Terms, Organizations and Acronyms for the Era of Reform, 1994

First published: 08/01/2004
Last updated: 09/28/2009

Reviewed by: Steven Bergeson, MD, medical director of quality, Allina Health clinics