Family medicine is the specialty that cares comprehensively 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 that improves health and well-being. Over time, your family doctor will get to know you and your family’s health history, communication needs, and treatment preferences.
Family medicine training is very broad, so that AHN family physicians are comfortable treating any member of your family. This “one-stop shopping” is efficient and allows your family doctor to really get to know your family and all of the factors that can affect your total health and wellbeing. Family physicians may also do women’s health, including delivering babies, office procedures for skin, muscles and joints, and care for you if you are hospitalized. Family physicians also have training in the management of common mental health conditions. Additionally, some practices provide more specialized care in treating addiction, HIV and Hepatitis C, and obesity.
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 knows them all well. 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.
When you choose AHN for family medicine, you can expect:
Family doctors provide accessible preventive medicine and treatment for patients of all ages. Our services include:
It can take a lot of time and energy to find the right doctor. Too often, it requires several appointments and referrals before you find the primary care physician who can meet your personal needs.
At AHN, we take the guesswork and stress out of finding your ideal provider with our first-of-its-kind Doctor Match Quiz. Here’s how it works:
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