What is a family doctor?

What is a family doctor?  Why do you need (deserve?!) one?

I am NOT a generalist.

I am NOT a provider

I am NOT a practitioner.

I am a medical professional who cares for complex and healthy patients regardless of age.  I am best understood as an integrationist.  I integrate the mental, spiritual, and physical well-being of my patients, in the context of their families and community, to help them become whole, to maximize their life.  I integrate the sometimes disparate recommendations of medical specialists to insure that treatments that benefit one organ system does not damage another.  I integrate and apply complex medical research on populations to the unique biology, needs, and goals of my patient.

I am the “pluripotent stem cell” of the medical community.  I start with a broad education and then adapt to the needs of my community to fill the voids in healthcare.

I am the “Marine of medicine“.  I get the job done, often under harsh conditions.

I truly have a fantastic job and I feel blessed that I can work as a family physician.

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About drlesliegreenberg

I have been practicing as a family physician for over 20 years--as both an educator of physicians and clinician. From infancy to the elderly, I perform obstetrics and general medicine. I love my career and am passionate about my field of knowledge and my patients. Follow me on Facebook at Leslie Md Greenberg Medical Disclaimer The content of this website is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as, nor should it be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice. Do not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider.
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