What is family medicine?
Family medicine emerged in the late 1960s in response to a growing level of specialization in medicine. Specialization was seen as a threat to the doctor-patient relationship.
In contrast, family medicine centers around the family unit. Women, men, children, and seniors are the focus of family medicine. Because of this, family practitioners are trained to manage an entire spectrum of medical issues, no matter your age or gender.
Today, family medicine encompasses care for you and your entire family. Your family medicine doctor at AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Woodbridge provides medical services to not only treat medical conditions as they arise but to prevent health problems from occurring in the first place.
Family medicine includes routine checkups, such as annual physicals, as well as the long-term management of chronic health conditions, such as diabetes.
What are the types of family medicine services?
You can rely on the providers at AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Woodbridge for a broad range of primary care and family medicine services for all ages. This includes acute care for:
Your practitioner at AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Woodbridge also provides preventive care to help you stay healthy now and in the future. Services include screenings and medical care to manage chronic conditions, such as:
If your medical condition requires specialized care, your provider connects you with an appropriate specialist and coordinates your care.
What if I need to see a provider right away?
The team at AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Woodbridge emphasizes high-quality care that’s available when you or a loved one need to be seen by a health professional. The practice offers the convenience of:
Plus, with telemedicine visits, you can consult with a provider from the comfort of home for non-urgent medical questions.
To learn more about family medicine services at AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Woodbridge, call or book an appointment online today.