Family doctors create caring relationships with patients and their families. They really get to know their patients. They listen to them and help them make the right health care decisions. Family doctors are trained in all areas of medicine. They can diagnose and treat the full range of problems people usually bring to their doctors. They know when to treat you, and, if necessary, when to bring in another specialist you can trust.
Our focus is on primary care providing continuing and comprehensive health care for the individual and family across all ages, genders, diseases, and parts of the body. We emphasize disease prevention and health promotion with continuity of care and team-based practices.
Adolescent medicine is a medical subspecialty that focuses on care of patients who are in the adolescent period of development, generally ranging from the last years of elementary school until graduation from high school (some doctors in this subspecialty treat young adults attending college at area clinics, in the subfield of college health). Patients have generally entered puberty.
An area of specialty focusing on blood sugar (or "glucose") necessary for the cells in the body to function correctly. Eaten food is converted into sugar that becomes a body's fuel for energy. In diabetics, the body is not able to process sugar in a healthy way.
An area of expertise in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease and disability in older adults and the aging process.
A branch of medicine that deals with physical fitness and the treatment and prevention of injuries related to sports and exercise.