The country doctor, whom patients could once call on for any ailment, lives on in Family Medicine. What had been called the GP, or General Practitioner, has been given additional training in the specifics and generalities of medicine in the 21st century. In Family Medicine, we treat individuals in the context of their lives: their families, their jobs, their communities. We treat what we can in the office and refer what we can't. We coordinate treatment to provide efficient, effective health care.
For more information on Family Medicine and the American Academy of Family Physicians, visit www.aafp.org.