We found 8 family medicine practitioners near Tar Heel, NC.
Dr. Michael Smith specializes in family medicine and practices in Tar Heel, NC. Dr. Smith attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Martin Army Community Hospital for residency. He accepts Medicare insurance.
Dr. Claudia Peters works as a family practitioner. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Peters takes Medicare insurance. She attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland.
Dr. Kimberly Hensley specializes in family medicine. She is affiliated with Cape Fear Valley Health. Dr. Hensley honors Medicare insurance. Before completing her residency at AnMed Health, Dr. Hensley attended medical school at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Dwight Hedgepeth is a family practitioner. Before completing his residency at Moses Cone Health System, Dr. Hedgepeth attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine.
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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.