We found 5 family medicine practitioners near Sweetwater, TN.
Dr. Kaneez Leonard is a family medicine practitioner in Knoxville, TN and Sweetwater, TN. She attended medical school at the University of Sint Eustatius School of Medicine. Dr. Leonard completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leonard takes.
Dr. William Harvey works as a family medicine physician in Sweetwater, TN and Knoxville, TN. Dr. Harvey attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.
Dr. Ben Coffey's specialty is family medicine. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Coffey is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at West Virginia University 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.