We found 5 family medicine practitioners near Buellton, CA.
Dr. James Beckmen is a family practitioner. Dr. Beckmen studied medicine at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.
Dr. Alan Hersh practices family medicine. Dr. Hersh graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.
Dr. Steven Reichel's specialties are family medicine and emergency medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine.
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Currently in medical care in the United States, there are four main primary care specialties: family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, and geriatrics. Internal medicine is primary care for adults, pediatrics is primary care for children and infants, and geriatrics is primary care for seniors. Family medicine, the broadest specialty, is primary care for all ages.
A family medicine physician is a medical ‘home base’ for patients. They treat all ages, all sexes, all organs, and all diseases. They can see every member of the family, from birth through old age. This allows family medicine doctors to develop long-term relationships with their patients and to understand how their patients’ role in the family affects their health. They can provide check-ups, immunizations, screening services, gynecological exams and obstetric care, routine health care, and health counseling. When more specialized care is needed, a family medicine doctor can refer their patients to appropriate specialists. They can become educators and advocates for their patients in the sometimes overwhelming health care system.
As health care changes in this country, family medicine is a growing specialty for families and individuals who are seeking more personalized health care and a more personal relationship with their physician.