Regardless of your age, it’s important to your health that you lay the foundation to healthy living habits with the help of your Family Medicine provider.
Family medicine provider such as Dr. Jessica Nguyen can take care of individual adult health needs regardless of family status. So, as an adult, you have two good options.
If you want a good adult primary care physician, you can see a family physician who is trained to take care of adults or you can see our internal medicine physician, Dr. Ronald Lester, who also takes care of adults.
Unlike other specialties that are limited to a particular organ or disease, family physicians are the only specialists qualified to treat most ailments and provide comprehensive health care for people of all ages — from peds to seniors. This looks like:
What Family Physicians Do
Family physicians complete extensive training beyond medical school in order to be able to provide the best possible patient care, including a three-year residency; in-depth training across a human lifespan from birth to death; and potential additional fellowships and qualifications in concentrations like adolescent medicine, emergency medicine, faculty development, and more.
Family medicine residents 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.
Family physicians provide the majority of care for America’s underserved rural and urban populations. In addition to diagnosing and treating illness, they also provide preventive care, including routine checkups, health-risk assessments, immunization and screening tests, and personalized counseling on maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Family physicians also manage chronic illness, often coordinating care provided by other subspecialists. From heart disease, stroke and hypertension, to diabetes, cancer, and asthma, family physicians provide ongoing, personal care for the nation’s most serious health problems.