Family Medicine

At Allegheny Health Network (AHN), we provide quality, compassionate family medicine across western Pennsylvania. Our family doctors can treat patients of all ages, including infants, children, adolescents, adults, and seniors.

What is family medicine?

Family medicine is the specialty that focuses on providing comprehensive care for individuals and entire families from birth through adulthood, in one practice.

People who are connected to their primary care doctors can experience a long-term, nurturing doctor-patient relationship. Family medicine training is broad, so AHN family physicians are comfortable treating any member of your family. Over time, your physician will get to know you and your family’s health history, communication needs, treatment preferences, and all the factors that can affect your total health and well-being. 

Family physicians may also provide women's health services, including labor and delivery; office procedures for skin, muscles, and joints; and care for you if you become hospitalized. Additionally, family physicians also have training in the management of common mental health conditions, and some practices provide specialized care in treating addiction, HIV, hepatitis C, and obesity.

How do I choose between a family physician and another type of primary care physician?

All of the AHN primary care specialists provide comprehensive, compassionate, and personalized care. Deciding between a family physician, a general internist, or a pediatrician for your family’s care depends on your preferences. Some people prefer to see a family physician, so that their entire family can get care from one doctor who's familiar with their health history. Others may prefer to see a primary care physician whose practice is tailored to one age group. It may come down to the right fit of personality or location.

Family medicine at AHN: Why choose us?

When you choose AHN for family medicine, you can expect:

  • Accessibility: We know it can be difficult to make sure your entire family gets the treatment they need. We make it easier to fit appointments into your schedule by offering video visits. With your MyChart account, you can send your comments or questions directly to your physician. You can also schedule or re-schedule your next appointment online by selecting a convenient appointment date and time from a list of available options. Don’t have a MyChart account? Learn more about MyChart and register for a free MyChart account today.
  • Collaborative, personalized care: Our family medicine teams include physicians, nurses, health coaches, and medical assistants. They collaborate to make sure they understand and meet each patient’s individual health needs, whether you are seeking care for a child, adolescent, or adult.
  • Patient satisfaction: We work hard to make sure all of our patients feel comfortable while receiving the best care possible. That’s why our patient satisfaction scores remain in the 90th percentile in the Medicare STARS program. This rating system tracks how well health care systems and providers perform.

Our family medicine services

Family doctors provide accessible preventive medicine and treatment for patients of all ages. Our services include:

  • Preventive medicine, including tests, screenings, and immunization for children and adults.
  • Rapid on-site testing for many conditions.
  • Holistic, patient-centered care to help patients achieve their maximum health and well-being.
  • Same-day sick and well visits.
  • Women's health care.
  • Dermatology and skin procedures.
  • Management or referral for mental health care.
  • Chronic disease management.
  • Specialized care in some offices, including osteopathic manipulation, sports medicine and concussion treatment, HIV care, hepatitis C treatment, and addiction care.

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Contact us

To schedule an appointment with a family medicine physician, you can contact their office directly or call (412) DOCTORS (412) 362-8677. You can also