YOUR HEALTH is What We Care…Family Medicine Physicians
Family medicine is an independent and distinct medical specialty which is the backbone of the health care system. Here Family physicians maintain lasting, caring relationships with patients and their families integrating the biological, clinical and behavioral sciences. Visiting multiple health care centers and doctors becomes frustrating for patients especially for older persons with multiple health issues as they have to rely on different physicians. Patients need a family physician who can provide quality and cost-effective generalist care. Doctor-patient relationship also becomes important to strengthen the comprehensive care given to family members. Most Clinics in UAE including AESMC consists of a Family Medicine Department for your family understanding your healthcare needs and providing suitable diagnosis, routine checkups, risk assessments, treatment of acute and chronic illnesses and preventive medicine.
Difference between General Medicine and Family Medicine
General medicine is the oldest form of medical discipline in the world which is also known as internal medicine and takes care of adult patients only. A doctor who is trained for General medicine is called as an internist and he or she is supposed to work as per fixed treatment protocol of inpatient care. But Family medicine is a clinical medical specialty which is devoted to the comprehensive health care for people of all ages. It is a comprehensive health care for the individual and their family. In earlier times all medical practitioners used to be general practitioners only and they do not have the opportunity for additional skill development. But a Family Medicine training can prepare an individual clinically and academically for lateral movement into community-based health services.
Some facts about Family Medicine
Family medicine is also known as family practice. It is versatile of all physician specialties. It provides comprehensive medical care to patients and their families. Family physicians attend the unique needs of their patients. As they get training in hospital-based medicine, including critical care and obstetrical procedures in addition to office-based procedural training they have the flexibility to incorporate procedures into their patient care.
In fact Family medicine is a three-dimensional specialty incorporating knowledge, skill and process. A family medicine is different from all other specialties because the doctor-patient relationship is valued, developed, nurtured and maintained throughout. Other specialties are limited to a particular organ or disease but family medicine integrates care for patients of all genders and every age.
Family medicine Doctors Abu Dhabi at AESMC deliver their care in a variety of settings including:
- Office practices
- Nursing homes
- Community health centers
- Urgent care centers
- Emergency rooms
- University-based health centers
Role of a Family Practitioner
Usually medical specialists focuses on a specific type of disease. But as far as family medicine practitioners are considered they have to provide comprehensive care to patients of all ages and genders through all stages of life. Family physicians despite treating diseases take care of people with a variety of health conditions.
- Family physicians oversee your preventive care
Your family doctor will be caring for your entire mental and emotional needs. The first step taken by them is educating the patients to prevent disease and maintain health. They help the members of a family in Stress relief and anger management techniques, Weight control and nutritional counseling, Fertility testing and counseling and also suggesting the best forms of physical exercise for fitness level.
- Family physicians are experts at managing common complaints
Common diseases like flu, bladder infection etc. could be handled by your family doctor and he or she can prescribe appropriate medication. Your family physician is the first one that you should consult for any common health issue. He or she take care of your family’s physical wealth.
- Family physicians diagnose emerging conditions
When you come across an unusual symptom it must be always your family physician to be consulted first. Since they know your medical history they could easily recognize a significant change in your health condition. Early signs of serious diseases could be detected early by your family doctor. They can help you in diagnosing conditions and can keep a medical check up on your health progress.
- Family physicians manage chronic illness
A family physicians can manage many common chronic diseases such as Stroke, heart disease, asthma, diabetes and cancer. They help you in your difficult times of life and assess your progress in health. They are also able to determine the next best step in your individualized treatment plan.
- Family physicians are the quarterbacks of your health care team
Family practice doctors are your primary care physician. They also coordinate with nurses, physician assistants, medical assistants, rehabilitation and occupational therapists, mental health workers, pharmacists, social workers and other health care providers. If your condition becomes serious they will refer you to a specialist. All your medical needs are taken care and you are not left alone to do everything.
We provide best services in Family medicine Abu Dhabi with passionate Physicians who can support your family’s wellness. Our compassionate and patient-centered approach has attracted more families towards us. Our doctors are trained in a wide range of disciplines including internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology and geriatrics. Contact us to know more.