Family Medicine

family-medicine

Beaumont's family medicine medical staff consists of some of the finest family physicians and residents dedicated to excellent patient care and outstanding medical education. You can expect the same excellent Beaumont care you have come to trust, along with extra time and attention you want from your doctor during the visit.

Our family medicine physicians offer a full range of primary health care for all ages. We provide comprehensive services, including:

  • physical examinations and wellness care for men, women and children
  • school, sports and camp physicals
  • complete child care, from infancy through adolescence, including immunizations
  • general and chronic care for the elderly
  • care for sports-related injuries
  • comprehensive services for women, including routine gynecological care (i.e. pap smears and colposcopy), prenatal care, delivering babies and symptoms of and treatment for menopause
  • treatment of minor injuries, including cuts, sprains, strains and severe insect stings
  • preventive diagnostic screenings such as cholesterol levels
  • diabetes care and management
  • acute illness treatment for colds, sore throat, fever, flu and more
  • treatment of chronic diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension and other medical disorders
  • minor surgery, such as suturing, biopsies, and removal of skin lesions and moles
  • individual, couples and family counseling
  • psychological services

OUR LOCATIONS

Beaumont family doctors are closer to you. We have locations in:

  • Belleville
  • Canton
  • Dearborn
  • Farmington Hills
  • Garden City
  • Newport

WHAT IS FAMILY MEDICINE?

Family physicians are dedicated to treating the whole person. Family medicine's cornerstone is an ongoing, personal patient-physician relationship focusing on integrated care. Unlike other specialties that are limited to a particular organ, disease, age or sex, family medicine integrates care for patients of both genders across the full spectrum of ages within the context of community and advocates for the patient in an increasingly complex health care system.

Like other medical specialists, family physicians complete a three-year residency program after graduating from medical school. As part of their residency, they participate in integrated inpatient and outpatient learning and receive training in six major medical areas: pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, internal medicine, psychiatry and neurology, surgery and community medicine. They also receive instruction in many other areas including geriatrics, emergency medicine, ophthalmology, radiology, orthopedics, otolaryngology and urology.

Providing patients with a personal medical home, family physicians deliver a range of acute, chronic and preventive medical care services. In addition to diagnosing and treating illness, they also provide preventive care, including routine check ups, health-risk assessments, immunization and screening tests, and personalized counseling on maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM A FAMILY PHYSICIAN

Treating your illnesses competently and promptly is only part of the care a family physician provides. They also:

  • provide prenatal, labor and delivery, and postpartum care
  • serve as your primary
    health advisor
  • help you prevent illnesses before they occur
  • understand many of the personal and social factors that keep
    you well
  • understand the effect of your health or illness on other aspects of your life
  • help your family cope with the effects of illnesses on other family members
  • assist you and your family in obtaining other medical and community resources if needed
  • provide family medical care, including geriatrics, sports medicine, dermatology, obstetrics, newborn medicine and pediatrics