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Dr. Emily Marie McClure M.D.
Specializes in Family Medicine
Address: 1201 SE Somerville Road, Decatur, AL 35601
Dr. Lloyd James M.D.
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 3.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 1201 7th Street Southeast, Decatur, AL 35601
Mr. Edwin Keith Matthews MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 3.92 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 2422 Danville Road, Decatur, AL 35603
Dr. Malcolm Rashad Hendricks M.D.
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 1.75 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 1852 Beltline Road, Decatur, AL 35601
Abhay Jayant Deshmukh M.D.
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 1201 7th St, Decatur, AL 35601
Dr. Marlin Douglas Gill M.D.
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 2.79 stars out of 5 (28 ratings)
Address: 2422 Danville Road Southwest, Decatur, AL 35603
Dr. Bernice Renee Swain DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 3.06 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
Address: 2424 Danville Road, Decatur, AL 35603
Mrs. Rachel E. Kennedy D.O.
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 2422 Danville Road, Decatur, AL 35603
Dr. Kathy Jean Sparacino MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 4.03 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
Address: 1107 14th Avenue Southeast, Decatur, AL 35601
Frank B. Benson III MD
Specializes in Addiction Medicine, Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, General Practice
Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 824 SE 6th Avenue, Decatur, AL 35601
Alexander Bryant McQueen MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Address: 2422 Danville Road Southwest, Decatur, AL 35603
Phone: 256-355-9040
Dr. Tiffany Marie Hendricks M.D.
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 3.5 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 1852 Beltline Road, Decatur, AL 35601
Mr. John Vernon Irle MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 3.88 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 2828 S Highway 31, Decatur, AL 35603
Dr. Robert Keith Allen M.D.
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 1874 SW Beltline Road, Decatur, AL 35601
Gregory Scott Cheatham MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 3.31 stars out of 5 (20 ratings)
Address: 1813 SW Beltline Road, Decatur, AL 35601
Mr. Stephen Wayne Harbin MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 4.05 stars out of 5 (11 ratings)
Address: 1215 SE 7th Street, Decatur, AL 35601
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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.

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