Family medicine is a primary care specialty that provides continuing, comprehensive healthcare for individuals and families. It includes all ages, genders and every type of disease.
As a primary care provider, your family medicine provider is your main healthcare provider in non-emergency situations. Your provider acts as a patient contact for care services and ensuring coverage for that care.
The role of a family medicine provider is to provide preventive care, teach healthy lifestyle choices, identify and treat common medical conditions, and assess the urgency of medical problems.