Family Medicine/General Practice


Family medicine (FM), formerly family practice (FP), is a medical specialty devoted to comprehensive health care for people of all ages; the specialist is named a family physician or family doctor. In Europe the discipline is often referred to as General Practice and a practitioner as a General Practice Doctor or GP; this name emphasizes the holistic nature of this speciality, as well as its roots in the family.

It is a division of primary care that provides continuing and comprehensive health care for the individual and family across all ages, genders, diseases, and parts of the body. It is based on knowledge of the patient in the context of the family and the community, emphasizing disease prevention and health promotion. According to the World Organization of Family Doctors (Wonca), the aim of family medicine is to provide personal, comprehensive, and continuing care for the individual in the context of the family and the community. The issues of values underlying this practice are usually known as primary care ethics.

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 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. Many American family physicians deliver babies and provide prenatal care. In the U.S., family physicians treat more patients with back pain than any other physician subspecialist, and about as many as orthopedists and neurosurgeons combined.

INTERESTING FACT
MOST FAMILY PHYSICIANS IN THE US PRACTICE IN SOLO OR SMALL-GROUP PRIVATE PRACTICES OR AS HOSPITAL EMPLOYEES IN PRACTICES OF SIMILAR SIZES OWNED BY HOSPITALS. HOWEVER, THE SPECIALTY IS BROAD AND ALLOWS FOR A VARIETY OF CAREER OPTIONS INCLUDING EDUCATION, EMERGENCY MEDICINE OR URGENT CARE, INPATIENT MEDICINE, INTERNATIONAL OR WILDERNESS MEDICINE, PUBLIC HEALTH, SPORTS MEDICINE, AND RESEARCH. OTHERS CHOOSE TO PRACTICE AS CONSULTANTS TO VARIOUS MEDICAL INSTITUTIONS, INCLUDING INSURANCE COMPANIES
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Doctors in this Specialty


Dr. Devon A Francis


Family Medicine/General Practice

  • Grenada

Dr. Colin Alert

MBBS DM


Sports Medicine, Family Medicine/General Practice

  • Barbados

Dr. Sharon Watson


Family Medicine/General Practice

  • Barbados

Dr. Mahase D Harrysingh


Family Medicine/General Practice

  • Trinidad & Tobago

Dr. Kemnarine Ramdath


Family Medicine/General Practice

  • Trinidad & Tobago

Dr. Amoako Evans


Family Medicine/General Practice

Dr. John A. Clarke

BSc.(Hons);Dip.Ed.;MBBS(UWI)


Family Medicine/General Practice

  • Barbados

Dr. Richard Martin De ...


Family Medicine/General Practice

  • Trinidad

Dr. Leonard Coco

MD


Family Medicine/General Practice

Dr. Clive Tilluckdharry


Family Medicine/General Practice

  • Trinidad & Tobago

Dr. Candice Edwards


Family Medicine/General Practice

  • Trinidad

Dr. A Cyril Inalsingh


Family Medicine/General Practice

  • Trinidad & Tobago

Dr. Maria Clapperton

MBBS DM Family Medicine


Family Medicine/General Practice

  • Trinidad

Dr. Michael Telemaque


Family Medicine/General Practice

  • Trinidad & Tobago

Dr. Ashram Bissoondath


Family Medicine/General Practice

  • Trinidad & Tobago

Dr. Nicola Alcala


Family Medicine/General Practice

  • Trinidad & Tobago

Dr. Dipchan Rattan


Family Medicine/General Practice

  • Trinidad & Tobago

Dr. Kishore Veeravalli


Family Medicine/General Practice

Dr. Amin Kamaludin


Family Medicine/General Practice, General Surgery

  • Trinidad & Tobago

Dr. San Lwin


Family Medicine/General Practice

Dr. Wahid Mohammed


Family Medicine/General Practice

  • Trinidad

Dr. David K Ali


Family Medicine/General Practice

  • Trinidad & Tobago

Dr. Satya P Sawh


Family Medicine/General Practice

  • Trinidad & Tobago

Dr. Orane Bailey


Family Medicine/General Practice

  • Jamaica

Dr. Verinton Okolo


Family Medicine/General Practice

  • Trinidad & Tobago

Dr. Sarah Ince


Family Medicine/General Practice

  • Trinidad and Tobago

Dr. Adion Sutherland


Family Medicine/General Practice

Dr. Nirvan Basdeo


Family Medicine/General Practice

  • Trinidad & Tobago

Dr. Johnny R P Maharaj


Family Medicine/General Practice

  • Trinidad & Tobago

Dr. Edmund Michael


Family Medicine/General Practice

  • Trinidad & Tobago

Dr. Pemba Braveboy


Family Medicine/General Practice

  • Grenada

Dr. Waheed Aziz


Family Medicine/General Practice

  • Trinidad & Tobago

Dr. Ann Auguste


Family Medicine/General Practice

  • Barbados

Dr. Carol Bhagan-Khan


Anesthesiology, Family Medicine/General Practice

  • Trinidad

Dr. Bijai Balliram


Family Medicine/General Practice

  • Trinidad & Tobago

Dr. Murlin H Leelah


Family Medicine/General Practice

  • Trinidad & Tobago

Dr. Rene Virgil Best

MBBS MSc D.M.


Sports Medicine, Family Medicine/General Practice, Hyperbaric Medicine

  • Barbados

Dr. Parmanand Sawh


Family Medicine/General Practice

  • Trinidad & Tobago

Dr. Elohor Ziregbe


Accident & Emergency, Family Medicine/General Practice, Obstetrics & Gynecology

  • Trinidad & Tobago

Dr. Liz Paray


Family Medicine/General Practice

  • Trinidad & Tobago

Dr. Lerone Henry

MD


Family Medicine/General Practice, Primary Health Care

  • Guyana

Dr. Sandeep Balkaran


Family Medicine/General Practice

  • Trinidad & Tobago

Dr. Brian Bocage

BSc. MBBS.


Family Medicine/General Practice, Obstetrics & Gynecology

  • Trinidad & Tobago

Dr. Roopnarine Harrin...


Family Medicine/General Practice

  • Trinidad

Dr. Fielden Fairclough


Family Medicine/General Practice

Dr. Joel Sinanan


Family Medicine/General Practice

  • Trinidad & Tobago
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