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Specializes in Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine
1500 State Street
Lexington, MO
 

Dr. Sima Rad works as a family medicine physician and emergency medicine specialist. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Mayo Clinic Health System - Austin.

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Dr. Charles R Whetstone, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
1026 Main Street
Lexington, MO
 

Dr. Charles Whetstone specializes in family medicine and practices in Blue Springs, MO and Lexington, MO. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Colposcopy, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Immunization, Ear Infection, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
1026 Main Street
Lexington, MO
 

Dr. Samang Kim specializes in family medicine and practices in Sedalia, MO and Lexington, MO. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim accepts. Dr. Kim is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Dr. Tiffanny Pitts Blythe, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
1026 Main Street
Lexington, MO
 

Dr. Tiffanny Blythe specializes in family medicine. Patients rated Dr. Blythe highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine
1500 State Street
Lexington, MO
 

Dr. Dana Duckworth practices family medicine and emergency medicine. Dr. Duckworth graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Lafayette Regional Health Center.

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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.

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