A family practitioner is a physician who specializes in caring for the health concerns of people of all ages. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.
The area of Melvindale, MI has a population of approximately 32,181 people. There is 1 family doctor near Melvindale, which gives it a ratio of 1 family doctor per 32,181 residents or a ratio of 1 family doctor per 13,278 households. There are 13,278 households in Melvindale.