Family Medicine Specialist

International Medical Clinics (IMC)

Family Medicine & OBGYNs located in Atlanta, GA

In acting as your family’s point of contact to the medical world, your family medicine physician can answer all of your questions about your health, growth, and development. In Atlanta, International Medical Clinics (IMC) offers expert family medicine services from a trusted and kind staff. If you’re in search of a family medicine specialist to get to know your family for years to come, call IMC to book a consultation or schedule one online today.

Family Medicine Q & A

What is family medicine?

Family medicine is a medical specialty that centers around comprehensively treating patients of all ages and helping them practice preventive care. 

Family medicine specialists can treat conditions affecting any of your organ systems and can refer you to other specialists, if necessary. 

What can family medicine specialists do?

Family medicine specialists can assess any symptoms that you exhibit and give you regular physical exams to keep track of your overall health. They are also trained to perform some in-office procedures including:

  • Endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Vasectomy
  • Pregnancy management
  • Injections
  • Minor skin surgeries
  • Ultrasound imaging

Since your family physician is more familiar with your body and lifestyle than any other medical professional, they can track your development and quickly diagnose any conditions that you get. They can also teach you and your family preventive care and wellness to practice in the home.

What are the benefits of having a family doctor?

Finding a family medicine specialist to act as you and your family’s primary care physician can benefit you in many ways. 

Your family doctor gets to know each member of your family over the years and can factor in your lifestyle, beliefs, and relationships when coming to conclusions about your health. 

Additionally, they know your family history and can give you personalized prevention practices for conditions that you’re at risk of getting.

Since family physicians have such a wide scope of knowledge and skill, having a family physician lowers the number of doctors your family needs to visit. They can treat every family member regardless of their age and can connect you with specialists that they trust. 

What should I consider when seeking a family medicine specialist?

Your family medicine specialist will likely know you and your family members across the span of your lives, so it’s important to choose one you trust and who has the proper training required for the title. To become a family medicine specialist, a physician must complete:

  • Medical school
  • A one-year internship in family medicine
  • A two-or-more-year residency in family medicine

A fourth optional step is to acquire a certification from the American Board of Family Medicine. Although it isn’t a requirement, a board certification indicates that your family medicine physician keeps up with new information within the specialty and meets a higher standard of knowledge and care. 

If you’re looking for a family medicine specialist for your own family, look no further than IMC. To meet the physicians, call the clinic, or set up an appointment online today.