What is family medicine?

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Family medicine is a practice that focuses on providing comprehensive health care services to families rather than specializing in one area or focusing on specific populations such as women or children. This practice arose in the 1960s when medicine was becoming more specialized. In essence, family practitioners are both internists (medical specialists for adults) and pediatricians (medical specialists for children). They train in a wide variety of areas, including pediatrics, internal medicine, surgery, gynecology, and psychiatry....Read More