Family Medicine is a division of primary care that provides continuing and comprehensive health care for individuals and families across all ages, genders, diseases, and body parts. This name emphasizes the holistic nature of this specialty and its roots in the family. It is based on patient knowledge in the context of the family and the community, emphasizing disease prevention and health promotion.
A family physician manages types of illness that present in an undifferentiated way at an early stage of development, which may require urgent intervention. The holistic approach of general practice aims to consider the biological, psychological, and social factors relevant to the care of each patient’s illness. Their duties are not confined to specific o