We found 3 family medicine practitioners who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near Columbia, SC.
Dr. Farnel Backer's specialties are family medicine and hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Backer's professional affiliations include Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Austin Regional Clinic (ARC) - Adult Inpatient Medical Services (AIMS), and Palmetto Health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, Dr. Backer attended Autonomous University of Tamaulipas for medical school.
Dr. Edward Mayeaux is a physician who specializes in family medicine. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mayeaux is professionally affiliated with Palmetto Health.
Dr. Shirley Price-Barnes' area of specialization is family medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. Dr. Price-Barnes honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.
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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.