We found 8 family medicine practitioners near Tar Heel, NC.
Dr. Michael Smith's specialty is family medicine. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. After attending SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school, Dr. Smith completed his residency training at Martin Army Community Hospital.
Dr. Theodore Wilson's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Wilson studied medicine at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. His residency was performed at The Toledo Hospital.
Dr. Claudia Peters is a physician who specializes in family medicine. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland.
Dr. Kimberly Hensley works as a family practice physician. She is professionally affiliated with Cape Fear Valley Health. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Hensley graduated from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at AnMed Health.
Dr. Dwight Hedgepeth specializes in family medicine and practices in Tar Heel, NC and Fayetteville, NC. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hedgepeth trained at Moses Cone Health System.
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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.