How Family Physicians Serve Their Patients
As a board certified family practice physician, Dr. Neighbors listens and provides
comprehensive, coordinated and continuing care to all members of the family and
serves as the patient’s advocate in the changing health care system.
Family physicians specialize in caring for the physical, mental, and emotional well-
being of their patients and their families. They know how your family's health
history and situation can affect your health. And they are trained to care for you
through all the stages of your life as many have come to appreciate.
Family physicians are trained in all major medical areas. They diagnose and treat
the full range of problems people bring to their doctors. They know when to treat
you, and when to bring in another specialist you can trust. Family physicians know
that you're not just a collection of parts, symptoms or conditions. You're a whole
person...so they treat you like one.
Family physicians know the most up-to-date treatments and technologies. Only
family physicians train for three years in real practice settings, treating patients in
the office, the hospital, and at home. And they re-certify more than any other
medical specialty. Continuing Medical Education means that family physicians are
experts at applying the latest medical breakthroughs to the everyday care of their
Family physicians are specially trained in preventive medicine. They believe that
preventing a health problem is better than having to overcome one. They help
you make the right health choices...to keep you healthy.
Family physicians know that no one knows you... like you. That's why they take
time with you, listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and respect your
priorities. They know there is a lot of health and medical information out there.
Family physicians help you make the right choices for you and your family - for a
healthier life. Because nothing is more important than your health.