Family medicine, by definition, is comprehensive, continuing medical care provided to a family unit by a physician. To be certified as a specialist in a family practice, a doctor must be trained in the following areas of medicine: pediatrics, internal medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, psychiatry, and community and preventive medicine. In order to be certified by the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM), a physician must complete a three-year family practice residency training program after completion of medical school.
Additional training and ongoing educational requirements allow family physicians to know when to treat you, and when to bring in a specialist you can trust. Osteopathic family physicians take a whole person care approach such that cause, not just symptoms are treated. We provide whole person as well as “whole family” care.