Family Medicine

A family physician is concerned with the total health care of the individual and the family and is trained to diagnose and treat a wide variety of ailments in patients of all ages.  The family physician receives a broad range of training that includes adult medicine and care of the aged, the care of children, women’s health, maternity care, preventive medicine, and behavioral science. Special emphasis is placed on the primary care of families, utilizing consultants, and community resources when appropriate.1

In Practice: Family Medicine Physicians Care For:

  • Infants
  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Men and Women’s Health

Training / Residency Information:
Three additional years after medical school which includes: training in pediatrics, adult care, obstetrics/gynecology, surgery, emergency medicine, orthopedics, and dermatology.

*Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine

Phone Numbers

Appointments: (650) 736-5770

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Difference between Pediatricians, Internists, and Family Medicine Physicians:

All of these physicians train for three years after medical school in their respective specialties and are eligible to be board certified. Pediatricians care for children and Internists care for adults.  Family Medicine Physicians care for both children and adults.  This way, any member of a family can go to the same physician for care.

For more information please visit:

1. The American Board of Medical Specialties.  Guide to Physician Specialties.  Evanston, Il: American Board of Medical Specialties; February 2008.


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