Family medicine—a primary care specialty—is the only medical specialty that provides comprehensive medical care regardless of age, sex, or the nature of the illness. It is unique in that it is concerned with the family as a unit and how family interactions affect health.
What is family medicine?
MedStar Health family physicians are trained in a broad range of areas, including adult medicine, pediatrics, geriatrics, orthopaedics, gynecology, obstetrics, office surgery, behavioral health, and sex and family counseling. We provide exceptional medical services—all within a compassionate and caring environment.
Whether you are a parent seeking care for your child, an older adult needing specific treatment for your advanced years, or a child or adult with intellectual and developmental disabilities, our providers can help. We take care of our patients in the hospital, the doctor's office, the home, and the nursing home—available for whatever care you may need.
- Preventive Health: well-child care, adult physicals, geriatric assessments, well-woman exams, contraceptive maintenance, school physicals, weight-loss guidance
- Chronic Disease Management: high blood pressure, acne, diabetes, hypothyroidism, depression, anxiety, allergies, asthma, complex disabilities
- Acute Care: injuries (sprains, car accidents, burns, etc.), illnesses (sore throats, coughs, STDs, headaches, etc.)