General Physicians are highly trained specialists who provide a range of non-surgical health care to adult patients. They care for difficult, serious or unusual medical problems and continue to see the patient until these problems have resolved or stabilized.
Unlike other physicians who specialize in treating one particular organ or disease, your General physician is uniquely trained to care for you as a whole person, regardless of your age or sex. In addition to diagnosing and treating acute and chronic illnesses, your General physician provides routine health screenings and counseling on lifestyle changes in an effort to prevent illnesses before they develop. And, if a health condition arises that requires care from another specialist, your General physician will be there to guide you and to coordinate all aspects of your care. You and your General physician will work together to achieve the best possible outcome in the most cost-effective manner.
One place to go for all your health concerns
General physicians are dedicated to treating the whole person. They treat each organ, every disease, all ages and both genders. The cornerstone of family medicine is an ongoing, personal patient-physician relationship focused on integrated care.
Following medical school, General Practioners complete a formal three-year residency during which they receive training in several major medical areas and patient populations:
- Care for all ages from infants to elderly
- Care for chronic conditions, such as diabetes, asthma and heart disease
- Ear, nose and throat care
- Emergency medical care
- Minor surgical procedures
- Mental and behavioral health care
- Bone and joint care
- Eye care
- Care of the urinary system
- Well-woman care, reproductive counseling, family planning