Family medicine and family physicians play a very important role in the healthcare system. The goal of the Family Medicine Physician is to provide comprehensive care for patients and their families. It is a medical specialty of first contact of the doctor with the patient. The basis of this specialty is to provide preventive, promotive, rehabilitative, and curative care – with emphasis on the physical, the psychological and the social aspects – for the patient, his/her family and the community at large. This specialty has a wide scope of providing comprehensive primary care not only for the concerned individual but also for his family members. The scope covers all ages, genders and diseases.
- Preventive health: Routine check-ups including Women’s health, Men’s health and Child’s health, Health-risk assessments, Immunizations, Screening tests and Family planning methods
- Lifestyle counselling: Personalized counselling on maintaining a healthy lifestyle, smoking cessation, alcohol cessation, drug issues, and various diets related issues
- Acute illness management
- Chronic illness management: Asthma, Diabetes, Hypertension, Renal Disorders, Depression, Thyroid Disorders, Arthritis, etc.