We found 8 family medicine practitioners near Tar Heel, NC.
Dr. Michael Smith's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Smith obtained his medical school training at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and performed his residency at Martin Army Community Hospital. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.
Dr. Theodore Wilson is a family medicine physician. Before completing his residency at The Toledo Hospital, Dr. Wilson attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine.
Dr. Kimberly Hensley specializes in family medicine and practices in Dublin, NC. She is professionally affiliated with Cape Fear Valley Health. Dr. Hensley is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She studied medicine at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Hensley's residency was performed at AnMed Health.
Dr. Claudia Peters specializes in family medicine. After attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. On average, patients gave Dr. Peters a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She takes Medicare insurance.
Dr. Dwight Hedgepeth specializes in family medicine and practices in Tar Heel, NC and Fayetteville, NC. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Moses Cone Health System for residency.
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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.