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Family medicine is the medical specialty that deals with the long-term needs of a person or a family during their different stages of life.

Family medicine takes a comprehensive approach to treating illnesses and conditions. It is comprehensive because it develops treatments with information obtained from the evaluation of all the parts of the body, the genetics of the different members of the same family, the environment where the patient lives, and the patient’s medical history and lifestyle. Read more

In addition, a family doctor treats patients according to the specific needs of their age, and helps to prepare them for the long term. This includes preventing diseases and conditions related to age, as well as trying to keep chronic conditions under control.

Finally, the family doctor is able to refer a patient to a proper specialist if there’s a health issue that demands it.

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