Department of Family and Preventive Medicine

What do Family Medicine Providers do?

Trained in all areas of medicine, Family Medicine physicians diagnose and treat the full range of problems people typically bring to their doctors. 

Family physicians are experts in prevention, treating most acute illnesses, and helping people effectively manage chronic medical problems. They are at the center of your care, coordinating and guiding you through what can be a very confusing and fragmented health care system. Regular visits to a family physician have even been shown to lower the overall costs of health care and improve the health of the people they serve when compared to similar groups who only receive care from subspecialists.

Family physicians are also the only medical specialists who practice everywhere that Americans live and in a relatively equal proportion. They are the backbone of the community health system and are trained to take care of most health care needs, regardless of age or gender. 

Your family physician is trained to provide comprehensive care through all the stages of your life. They take care of the physical, mental, and emotional health of both their patients and their patients’ families, and they know your family’s health history and how it can affect you.

Become a Patient

Become a Emory Healthcare Family Medicine patient.