What is Family Medicine?

What is Family Medicine?

by Stephanie Meadows
By definition, family medicine is centered on creating and having lasting relationships with the patient and their families. Research shows that countries that emphasize primary care practice have better health outcomes at lower costs. As the United States still struggles to improve health care delivery, primary care providers, especially family physicians, are the key to improving and achieving a more effective system. In many cases, your healthcare coverage starts with seeing your primary care/family medicine doctor, who determines whether further treatment could require a specialist.