Family Medicine

The Center for Family Practice

Family Medicine & Internists located in Latham, NY

When it comes to your personal health and the health of your family, you want the best health care available. Family medicine is a specialty that focuses on treating the whole person across systems for optimal wellness and vitality. The team of experts at the Center for Family Practice are family medicine specialists with extensive knowledge across many disciplines so they can provide outstanding medical care for your whole family, from newborns to seniors. To learn more, call the office in Latham, New York, today, or make an appointment online.

What is family medicine?

Family medicine is a medical specialty that focuses on providing comprehensive health care to patients of all ages. The team of trained and experienced providers at the Center for Family Practice have expertise across all systems of the body and focus on treating the whole patient, rather than isolated symptoms or conditions.

The team believes that an ongoing, personal relationship between provider and each individual or family member is essential to achieve robust health and wellness and excellent family care.

Who can practice family medicine?

Physicians who practice family medicine have extensive training in several major medical areas. These may include:

  • Pediatrics
  • Geriatrics
  • Internal medicine
  • Acute care
  • Orthopedics
  • Gynecology
  • Sports medicine

Physician's assistants and nurse practitioners can also undergo specialized training and certification in family medicine. Each member of the team at the Center for Family Practice is highly qualified as a provider of family medical care.

Which preventive care services are included in family medicine?

The compassionate providers at the Center for Family Practice offer a wide range of preventive care services for adults, children, and seniors. Preventive care services include:

  • Annual physicals
  • Immunizations
  • Lab work and other diagnostics
  • Health screenings
  • Well-child care
  • Well-woman exams
  • Birth control and IUD placement

The professionals at the Center for Family Practice believe a healthy, active lifestyle is a critical part of preventive care. To help each patient achieve the highest level of vitality, the team provides nutritional and lifestyle counseling and educational materials to guide people in making informed choices about their health and the health of their families.

Which conditions can family medicine address?

The caring team at the Center for Family Practice provides treatment for a variety of acute and chronic conditions, such as:

  • Acute injuries
  • Upper respiratory infections and other acute illnesses
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Asthma
  • Chronic migraines

The Center for Family Practice also offers sports medicine to address sports-related and orthopedic conditions in individuals of all fitness levels. These conditions include:
  • Acute exercise-related injuries
  • Overuse injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Concussion

To learn more about family medicine at the Center for Family Practice, or to schedule a consultation with a trusted provider, call the office today, or make an appointment online.