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Specializes in Family Medicine

16526 NC Hwy 87 W
Tar Heel, NC
(910) 862-6235; (910) 872-5700

Clinical interests: Administrative Medicine

Dr. Michael Smith's area of specialization is family medicine. He is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. His residency was performed at Martin Army Community Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include administrative medicine. Dr. Smith honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Family Medicine

16526 NC Hwy 87 W
Tar Heel, NC
(910) 872-5700

Dr. Andrea Davis practices family medicine. She studied medicine at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Davis accepts Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Family Medicine

16526 NC Hwy 87 W
Tar Heel, NC
(910) 862-6142

Dr. Theodore Wilson's area of specialization is family medicine. He graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at The Toledo Hospital.

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Specializes in Family Medicine

567 Peggy's Cove Place
Tar Heel, NC
(910) 866-4927

Dr. Lewis Judy's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Judy graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology

16526 NC Highway 87 W
Tar Heel, NC
(910) 862-6242

Dr. Joseph Swanton's specialties are general obstetrics & gynecology and family medicine. He practices in Tar Heel, NC. He attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Family Medicine

16526 NC Highway 87 W
Tar Heel, NC
(910) 872-5720

Dr. Dwight Hedgepeth works as a family medicine physician in Tar Heel, NC and Fayetteville, NC. His education and training includes medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and residency at Moses Cone Health System.

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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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