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
Beaumont family doctors are closer to you. We have locations in:
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
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
- help you prevent illnesses before they occur
- understand many of the personal and social factors that keep
- 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