What is a Family Physician?
A "Family Physician" is a trained specialist, qualified to practice in several fields of medicine and surgery. Each physician is trained to deal with every family member, regardless of age, gender or medical problem.
Your Primary Care Physician
A "Primary Care Physician" is your doctor and provides all routine and preventive care through a variety of measures; including disease prevention, counseling, patient education, diagnosis and treatment of illness. The physician can provide various types of care and can be an Internist, Family Physician, Pediatrician or Geriatrician.
What is a Nurse Practitioner?
A "Nurse Practitioner" is a registered professional nurse who works in collaboration with physicians to coordinate services to individuals and families and is licensed to write prescriptions.
What is a Physician Assistant?
A "Physician Assistant" practices medicine with supervision provided by licensed physicians and perform a wide range of medical duties. PAs are trained to effectively handle medical emergencies and often act as first and second assistants in major surgery.