Family Medicine has a pivotal role in modern day medicine. Consultants in family medicine have a holistic approach in looking after people. It is a specialty, which is based on an ongoing, personal patient-physician relationship with a primary focus on integrated care. Whereas other specialties are limited to a particular organ or disease, family medicine physicians are the only specialists qualified to treat most ailments and provide comprehensive health care for people of all ages– from newborns to elderly.
In addition to diagnosing and treating illnesses, they also provide preventative medical care, including routine checkups, health-risk assessments, immunization and screening tests, and personalized counselling on maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Family medicine physicians manage chronic illness, often coordinating care provided by other specialities. From heart disease, stroke and hypertension, to diabetes, cancer, and asthma, family medicine physicians provide ongoing, personal care for a range of serious health problems.
Family physicians are trained mainly in six major medical areas: Pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, internal medicine, psychiatry, surgery, and community medicine. They can diagnose and management patients in many other fields, including medicine for the elderly, emergency medicine, ophthalmology, radiology, orthopedics, otolaryngology, and urology.
Gulf Diagnostic Center Hospital’s Family Medicine Consultant services include: