family medicine imgFamily medicine refers to a specialty of medical practice focused on providing general care for all members of a family. Choosing a family medicine doctor is very important, as most medical visits from issues large to small, are managed through a family medicine practice.

What is Family Medicine?

Family medicine doctors receive training in almost every area of medicine. This is done so that they can accurately diagnose and treat a variety of acute illnesses and injuries. Family medicine doctors are also specially trained to help their patients deal with chronic diseases. Some of the issues commonly treated by a family medicine doctor include:

  • Common colds
  • Influenza
  • Minor injuries (cuts, scrapes and bruises)
  • Infections
  • Dehydration
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Weight gain
  • Upset stomach
  • Diabetes

Common services offered by family medicine doctors include:

  • Vaccinations
  • Acute care
  • Chronic disease management
  • Physical exams
  • School and sports physicals
  • Blood testing
  • Urine testing
  • Specialist referrals

As with the conditions, the types of treatments offered by a family medicine doctor will vary. Dr. Kakish has a broad range of experience based on his years serving families as a primary physician as well as working through all types of critical care in emergency room situations.

Do I need a Family Physician?

Every person should have a primary care physician. A family physician provides a stable source for medical information and an office that can be visited for problems both large and small. As the name implies, an important part of family medicine is treating the entire family. It’s beneficial to your overall well-being to have a doctor who knows and understands all members of the family for optimal health and effective treatments.

IMPORTANT! All information presented in this website is intended for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of rendering medical advice. Statements made on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The information contained herein is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.