We found 4 family medicine practitioners who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Multi-State Plans near Temple, TX.
Dr. Janice Smith's specialty is family medicine. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Smith's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She has received the following distinction: Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians.
Clinical interests: Global Health, Women's Health Issues
Dr. Vishal Malpani practices family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Austin, TX and Temple, TX. Dr. Malpani is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Topiwala National Medical College.
Dr. Thikra Kadhim works as a family practice physician in Killeen, TX and Temple, TX. She is a graduate of The University of Mustansiriyah College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Kadhim is 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.
Dr. Matthew Hill works as a family practice physician in Arlington, TX and Temple, TX. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hill studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic 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.