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Family Medicine/Primary Care

 Family Medicine provides comprehensive evaluation and care to meet the total health needs of each family member. Family Medicine healthcare providers offer prompt, complete assessment of the patient in their home communities and are able to obtain and coordinate consultation with other specialists when necessary. Family providers receive training in six broad areas of medicine: pediatrics, internal medicine, psychiatry, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, and community medicine. With the diverse training, these providers are able to offer comprehensive care from infant age child to elderly adult.

Differences Between Family Medicine and Internal Medicine

Family medicine and internal medicine are commonly confused. Although both specialties cover a wide range of health issues and both types of physicians are primary care doctors, family medicine doctors see both children and adults. Many family medicine physicians have additional training in gynecologic and/or obstetric care.

Internists are typically trained in a variety of medical specialties, such as gastroenterology, cardiology, etc. Both family medicine and internal medicine physicians work in outpatient settings.

Family Medicine Services provided by South Central Regional Medical Center

Ellisville Medical Clinic

Laurel Family Clinic

South Central Family Medicine

South Central Urgent Care

Family Medicine Providers include: