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 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.

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 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.

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 to the doctor. We make it easier to fit appointments into your schedule by offering extended hours in the early mornings and evenings, same-day scheduling for sick and well visits, and video visit capabilities. You can use our MyChart system to send direct messages to your physician or schedule an appointment online at your convenience.
  • 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

How to find the right family medicine provider

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:

  1. Take the quiz, which measures 20 dimensions of compatibility between doctors and patients. These dimensions cover everything from your preferred communication style to your availability and more.
  2. Our unique formula searches through doctor profiles to find the closest matches based on your personal answers.
  3. Connect with your doctor and start a lasting relationship based on trust and understanding.

Contact us

Call (412) DOCTORS (412) 362-8677 to learn more about our family medicine services or schedule an appointment today.