Family medicine is a medical specialty that provides comprehensive care for people of all ages. The physician is usually labeled as a family physician or family doctor. Family medicine is under the umbrella of primary care. The goal of the specialty is to provide ongoing and complete healthcare to individuals and families, covering all ages, genders, body systems and medical conditions. As with any primary care specialty, family medicine provides the first point of contact for a patient dealing with health issues. The specialty also focuses on the day-in-day-out care and health education of a patient. One of the main advantages of having a family doctor is the ability to know your whole family, the health of each family member and how genetics plays a role in your family’s health. Family doctors can use this advantage to emphasize the importance of and practice preventative medicine.
Family Primary Care Services
Family medicine covers a number of different services to provide complete healthcare to a wide variety of patients. Below are examples of medical services that family medicine can provide:
- Preventative care services
- Chronic disease management services
- Acute medical care services
- Joint and bone care
- Skin care
- Ear, nose and throat care
- Urinary system care
- Minor injury care
- Minor illness care
- Referring of more specialized issues to the correct specialist
Medical Specialties Encompassed
At Wake Internal Medicine Consultants (WIMC), we have many different medical specialties under our practice umbrella. WIMC has an excellent family medicine department that encompasses the following medical specialties…
Pediatric Medicine– Our pediatric department at WIMC focuses on providing your child with the best care possible. We work with children and their parents to bridge all communication gaps to prevent, diagnose and treat health issues.
Internal Medicine– Our physicians at WIMC are dedicated to continually working with you and any other adult members of your family. They work hard to prevent health problems, provide personal health education and treat existing medical conditions.
Geriatrics– As you or your family ages, it is nice to know that there is someone else there to help care for the elders in your family. Physicians at WIMC are focused on studying the aging process and improving the care for older patients.
Wake Internal Medicine
Wake Internal Medicine Consultants is equipped with the family medicine physicians and staff needed to care for your family throughout many generations. We look forward to getting to know your family and providing exceptional care tailored to your family’s unique medical needs. For more information about our services, contact us at our Raleigh, NC office.