Family Medicine

Family medicine is explained as that specialty of medicine which is focused with providing complete care to human beings and families and amalgamating biomedical, natural and social sciences. As an academic regulation, it incorporates total health care services, education and research. A family doctor is a physician who is a expertly trained to deliver health care services for all personals, disregarding age, sex or type of health problem. A family doctor delivers main and constant care for entire families within their families; directs physical, mental and communal problems; and cooperates complete health care services with other experts as needed. Family doctors may also be known as family physicians or general practitioners, depending on the location of practice. It is a wider term including the family practice in addition to the academic part of the discipline, this term is being used in universities and academic centers. Family practice includes diagnosis of health problems, management of acute and chronic health problems, health promotions, health education, health management, disease prevention, counseling and homecare. Family physicians are responsible for introducing promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative services to all family members from birth to death. All these types of care can not be introduced in good quality without knowing the family, its functions, types, sources and dynamics in real life.

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