A Family Doctor is a doctor who takes care of the whole family. Family Doctors create caring relationships with patients and their families. They really get to know their patients. They listen to them and help them make the right health care decisions. Family Doctors take care of the physical, mental and emotional health of both their patients and their patient’s families. They know your family’s health history and how it can affect you. They are trained to care for you through all the stages of your life.
I don’t have any health problems. Why do I need a family doctor?
Family Doctors are specially trained in preventive medicine and can help detect problem areas and advise on healthy solutions before disease occurs. We believe that preventing a health problem is better then having to overcome one. Scheduling your annual physical exam with your family doctor will help keep you health and on track with preventive medical care.
What is the difference between a Medical Doctor (MD)
and a Physician Assistant (PA)?
We have two MDs on staff and five PAs to help with your medical needs. PAs are formally trained to provide diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive healthcare services, as delegated by a physician. Working as members of a healthcare team, they take medical histories, examine and treat patients, order and interpret laboratory tests and xrays. They also treat minor injuries by suturing, splinting, and casting; physician assistants can also prescribe medications. Our physician assistants work under the supervision of a physician and are certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants – NCCPA.
Founders Family Medicine is a private practice dedicated to the principle of timely excellent healthcare. We emphasize education about your health to help in developing and achieving your optimum health. Founders Family Medicine is a state of the art medical office that serves patients of all ages, from newborns to seniors.