Family Medicine (FM) is a medical specialty devoted to personal, comprehensive and continuing health care for people of all ages.
At San Luis Valley Health, our Family Medicine practice concentrates on treating the entire family, throughout the lifespan, from children to seniors.
The Family Medicine Clinic has same day appointments for those presenting with acute illnesses.
Why Family Medicine?
Family Physicians play one of the most important roles in the American healthcare system. Over time our Family Practitioners are able to get a complete picture of the health of an entire family, practice preventive medicine, and keep people more healthy. And when specialized services are needed, our network offers them – making referrals and additional care easy to access.
What Do Family Practitioners Do?
- Diagnose and treat illness
- Provide preventive care
- Deliver routine checkups
- Conduct health risk assessments
- Give immunizations
- Do screening tests
They are also trained in dealing with skin problems from acne to rashes to cancerous lesions.