A family doctor is trained to care for the whole person regardless of age or gender. In addition to treating illnesses, your family doctor provides routine health screenings and counseling on lifestyle changes to improve your health and prevent conditions before they happen.
Family medicine doctors at Palo Alto Medical Foundation are highly skilled primary care physicians (PCPs) who specialize in comprehensive, continuity healthcare for every member of your family, at all stages of life. Your family medicine doctor is dedicated to building an ongoing relationship with you and providing the most effective and efficient care possible. Our care teams also include physician assistants and nurse practitioners who provide a broad range of healthcare services and work in partnership with a primary care physician. Learn more about making a family medicine appointment at PAMF.
Family medicine doctors treat everyday illnesses and chronic conditions in addition to offering preventive care from infancy through adulthood. Some family medicine doctors have additional expertise in adolescent medicine, sports medicine and geriatric medicine. They’ll also refer you to a specialist when you need specialty care.
Family medicine providers at PAMF offer services including:
- Care of infants, children, adults and elderly
- Preventive care, including physicals, vaccines, and women's health
- Acute care
- Chronic care