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We found 5 family medicine practitioners who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueSelect Everyday Health Premier near Palatka, FL.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
1302 River Street
Palatka, FL
 

Dr. James Drew specializes in family medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Drew's medical residency was performed at Hoboken University Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Irena Maria Pacanowska-Assefa, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
6100 St. Johns Avenue; Suite 4
Palatka, FL
 

Dr. Irena Pacanowska-Assefa sees patients in Palatka, FL. Her medical specialty is family medicine. She attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pacanowska-Assefa is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
1302 River Street
Palatka, FL
 

Dr. Maria Perez-Garcia's specialty is family medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
1302 River Street
Palatka, FL
 

Dr. Emilio Gonzalez's area of specialization is family medicine. He graduated from Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
205 Zeagler Drive; Suite 101
Palatka, FL
 

Dr. Jack Matheny's medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Matheny studied medicine at West Virginia University School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Matheny honors.

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What is Family Medicine?

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.