country doctor, whom patients could once call on for any
ailment, lives on in Family Medicine. What had been called
the GP, or General Practitioner, has been given additional
training in the specifics and generalities of medicine in
the 21st century. In Family Medicine, we treat individuals
in the context of their lives: their families, their jobs,
their communities. We treat what we can in the office and
refer what we can't. We coordinate treatment to provide
efficient, effective health care.
For more information on Family Medicine and the American
Academy of Family Physicians, visit www.aafp.org.