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Specializes in Family Medicine
602 S Main Street
Sweetwater, TN
 

Dr. Kaneez Leonard's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Leonard attended the University of Sint Eustatius School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine
304 Wright Street
Sweetwater, TN
 

Dr. Algianon Jeffero's areas of specialization are family medicine and emergency medicine; he sees patients in Dayton, TN and Sweetwater, TN. Dr. Jeffero studied medicine at Meharry Medical College.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
304 Church Street
Sweetwater, TN
 

Dr. Ben Coffey practices family medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Coffey accepts Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
150 Reed Springs Road
Philadelphia, TN
 

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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.