Family medicine is the medical specialty which provides continuing, comprehensive health care for the individual and family. It is a specialty in breadth that integrates the biological, clinical and behavioral sciences. The scope of family medicine encompasses all ages, both sexes, each organ system and every disease entity. (AAFP)
In recent years family practice training programs have become more thorough and now require today’s Family Practitioner to complete a three-year residence in Family Medicine and to pass the American Board of Family Practice special examination every seven years to remain certified. This ensures that we keep up with medical advances, and provide our patients with the best possible care.