We found 5 family medicine practitioners who accept Medicare near Benton, KY.
Dr. John Tveite sees patients in Murray, KY and Benton, KY. His medical specialty is family medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Tveite attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School.
Dr. William Colburn's medical specialty is general practice and family medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Colburn graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine.
Dr. Edwin Perez-Lopez sees patients in Benton, KY. His medical specialty is family medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Perez-Lopez is in-network for Medicare insurance.
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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.