We found 3 family medicine practitioners who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near Columbia, SC.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Hospital Medicine
14 Richland Medical Park Drive; Suite 320
Columbia, SC
 

Dr. Farnel Backer works as a family practitioner and hospitalist. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Austin Regional Clinic (ARC) - Adult Inpatient Medical Services (AIMS), and Palmetto Health. Dr. Backer is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from Autonomous University of Tamaulipas and then he performed his residency at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System.

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Dr. Edward J Mayeaux Jr Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3209 Colonial Drive
Columbia, SC
 

Dr. Edward Mayeaux is a family medicine physician in Columbia, SC. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Dr. Mayeaux is professionally affiliated with Palmetto Health.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
1818 Henderson Street
Columbia, SC
 

Dr. Shirley Price-Barnes' medical specialty is family medicine. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Price-Barnes graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine.

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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.