Family medicine is the system for preventing diseases and providing medical care to the whole family and individual family members independently of their age and gender. This system is based on the principles of long-term and continuous surveillance of a family and primary care by one physician. The main objectives of family medicine are prevention measures and coordination between the family doctor with specialized professionals.
A family doctor provides the first aid in different fields of medicine, for example, cardiovascular diseases, ENT-diseases, gastrointestinal disorders, neurological and other problems. For this reason, this doctor should have deep knowledge and broad outlook, analytical skills and skills for systematic analysis. The family doctor monitors the growth and development of the children in a family. Possessing fundamental pediatric knowledge, this doctor is able to spot diseases at early stages and thus increase the therapeutic effect of treatment.
A family doctor is a link between a family and a specialized doctor. It is the family doctor who performs communication and action coordination.
This type of professional can take care of the following widespread problems:
Responsibilities of family doctor are as follows:
At an appointment, the doctor enquires about the complaints, reasons for previous visits to a healthcare facility, learns about the medical history (interviewing), performs a physical examination. After the primary consultation, the doctor issues a referral for tests (blood, urine tests, cardiogram etc.). Basing on the results of the performed physical examination, analysis of the test results, the physician prescribes treatment or, if necessary, a referral to another doctor who specializes in a specific area (for example, if the increased blood sugar levels are detected – he refers patient to endocrinologist).
You should visit a family doctor when you have he following symptoms:
Generally, you can visit this specialist with any type of problems. If you need a qualified family doctor, contact our Center, and we’ll help you with choosing the best specialist.