We found 8 family medicine practitioners near Tar Heel, NC.
Dr. Michael Smith is a family practice physician in Tar Heel, NC. Dr. Smith honors Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and a graduate of Martin Army Community Hospital's residency program. He has an open panel.
Dr. Theodore Wilson's specialty is family medicine. After attending the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at The Toledo Hospital.
Dr. Claudia Peters practices family medicine in Sylva, NC and Tar Heel, NC. She attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. The average patient rating for Dr. Peters is 2.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Peters is open to new patients.
Dr. Kimberly Hensley specializes in family medicine and practices in Dublin, NC. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of AnMed Health's residency program. Dr. Hensley is professionally affiliated with Cape Fear Valley Health. She welcomes new patients.
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. Dr. Hedgepeth trained at Moses Cone Health System for his 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.