What is a family physician?
Your family physician will be the most important person on your health care team. Though doctors can specialize in a wide range of diseases, from heart disease to cancer to allergies, a family physician focuses on the whole person. Family physicians treat everyone, no matter your age or gender.
A family physician is not just there to treat you when you're sick. Family physicians will also do screenings to monitor your overall health and well-being. They can recommend diet and lifestyle changes to help prevent diseases. If you do have a condition that needs input and treatment from other specialists, your family physician can recommend doctors and provide referrals. Your family physician would then work closely with the other doctors to make sure you get the best results.