Family medicine

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Family medicine is a medical practice that provides health care regardless of age or sex while placing emphasis on the family unit and treat medical conditions that are commonly seen in everyday life.

Conditions treated

  • These conditions include sinus and respiratory infections, intestinal ailments, and broken bones.
  • Family medicine physicians typically have regular, long-term patients, who may include all members of the same household.
  • Family doctors are generalists who address health maintenance and assess and treat conditions that occur in everyday life.


Some of the common procedures performed by family medicine physicians such as Family medicine include: maternity-related procedures, procedures related to family planning and early pregnancy evaluation and management, colonoscopy, endoscopy, IUD placement, colposcopy, skin biopsy, suturing lacerations, vasectomies, abscess drainage, skin tag removal, cryotherapy, joint injections etc.

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Top family medicine journals

Family physicians keep themselves informed of the latest in their field by following some of the following popular journals in family medicine.

Salary and income

  • Salary in the United States for family physicians

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