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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, Emergency Medicine, Hospital Medicine
14 Richland Medical Park Drive; Suite 320
Columbia, SC
 

Dr. Farnel Backer practices family medicine and hospital medicine (hospitalist). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Autonomous University of Tamaulipas and then he performed his residency at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. Dr. Backer is affiliated with Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Austin Regional Clinic (ARC) - Adult Inpatient Medical Services (AIMS), and Palmetto Health.

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

Dr. Edward Mayeaux practices family medicine in Columbia, SC. Dr. Mayeaux accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He is affiliated with Palmetto Health.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
1818 Henderson Street
Columbia, SC
 

Dr. Shirley Price-Barnes sees patients in Columbia, SC. Her medical specialty is family medicine. She graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Price-Barnes honors.

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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.