Healthstar Family Medicine
“Family practice,” known as “general practice” until recently, is the oldest medical specialty, providing comprehensive healthcare for infants, kids, teens, adults and geriatric patients. At HealthStar, family practice providers are dedicated to treating each patient as a whole person, as well as treating the whole family.
The most important part of family practice is the development of a healthy patient-physician relationship. HealthStar’s goal is always helping patients feel as comfortable as possible with their healthcare providers. We believe that every physician, specialist, nurse practitioner and any other provider is, first and foremost, an advocate for their patients in today’s complex health care system.
Healthstar’s family physicians are extensively trained and qualified to treat the widest array of conditions to provide comprehensive health care for people of all ages. This is what sets them apart from pediatricians or internists. In family practice, physicians receive training in major medical areas, such as:
- Internal medicine
- Psychiatry and Neurology
- Community medicine
Family physicians can also opt for more extensive instruction in specialty areas, including:
- Emergency medicine
Healthstar’s family practice doctors offer acute and chronic medical care in a comfortable, familiar “medical home.” In addition to diagnosing and treating illness, they also provide preventive care, including:
- Routine checkups and physicals
- Health-risk assessments such as blood sugar and blood pressure checks
- Immunization and screening tests
- Personalized counseling on maintaining a healthy lifestyle
For the management of chronic illness, family physicians often coordinate care with other subspecialists. With these partnerships, patients receive quality care for diseases like:
- Heart disease
- Stroke and hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Asthma and other chronic respiratory conditions
For Healthstar’s family practice providers, the advantage of combining the knowledge of a pediatrician with an internist is that they’re able to care for–and grow with–the entire family. We believe that, regardless of your age, it’s never too early or too late to develop a relationship with a primary care physician.