All Ages Primary Health Care
Our patients range in age right from infancy throughout the entire lifecycle. Accordingly, our Family Practice Physicians treat patients from newborns to the elderly. We are generalists who can often treat various conditions and ailments for which you’d generally see a specialist; for instance, certain sports injuries or women’s health needs.
Family Doctor/Physician Primary Health Care
Family medicine is a medical specialty within primary care that provides continuing and comprehensive health care for individuals and families of all ages, genders, diseases, and body parts. Family doctors can offer care to patients of all ages throughout their lives, including multiple generations of family members at the same time. These general practitioners see patients of all ages for milder diseases potentially affecting the entire body, such as the common cold.
A family physician is a doctor who has received at least three years of specialty training (beyond medical school) in the broad disciplines of primary care. These include in-depth coverage of adult and pediatric medicine, and preventive and OB care.
Specialist: Pediatrician (synonyms: paediatrician, pediatrician, pediatrist.)
The word “pediatrician” means “healer of children.” Pediatrics is the branch of medicine that deals with the health and medical care of infants, children, and adolescents from birth to age 18. Pediatricians prevent, detect and manage physical, behavioural and developmental issues that affect children.
Parents-to-be should consider selecting a pediatrician 2-3 months before the baby is due. This is an important decision, and you will want to allow time to meet with the pediatricians in your area, see their offices, and have peace of mind with your selection well before your baby’s arrival.
Geriatric doctors, also called geriatricians, specialize in caring for aging adults who often have complex medical issues. They focus on keeping you functional and helping you maintain your quality of life. Geriatricians are primary care doctors with additional specialized training in treating older patients. The elderly have unique needs and are more vulnerable to illness and disease due to aging. There is no specific age, but most patients with a geriatrician as their primary care physician are 75 years of age or older.