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Family Practice | Family Medicine

Our Approach to Care

The cornerstone of family medicine is an ongoing, personal relationship focused on guiding you through the complicated healthcare system. Unlike other doctors who specialize in treating one particular organ or disease, your family provider is trained to care for you as a whole person. In addition to diagnosing and treating acute and chronic illnesses, your family provider does routine health screenings and counseling on lifestyle changes to help prevent illnesses before they happen.

Who is a Family Provider?

Your family provider may be a physician. But family providers can be nurse practitioners, health educators and licensed clinical social workers. Here's a list of people who may provide care in a family medicine practice:

  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Health educators
  • Case managers
  • Medical assistants
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Physician assistants
  • Social workers

Growing healthy communities

The MaineHealth family of community doctors, clinics and hospitals work together, so our communities are the healthiest in America. From childhood vaccines to helping seniors stay active, MaineHealth gives people the tools and encouragement to live healthy lives.

Care for All Ages, From Infants to Seniors

In addition to diagnosing and treating acute and chronic illnesses, your family provider does routine health screenings and counseling on lifestyle changes to help prevent illnesses before they develop. Family doctors and providers are trained to treat multiple issues:

  • Care for ongoing conditions like diabetes, asthma and heart disease
  • Ear, nose and throat
  • Emergency medical care
  • Minor surgery
  • Mental health and behavior health
  • Bone and joint care
  • Eye care
  • X-rays
  • Care of the urinary system
  • Well-woman care, reproductive counseling, family planning

Latest News

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Drive-through Flu Shots Available at MaineHealth Care at Home
MaineHealth Care at Home (MHCAH) will be offering drive-through flu shots for all community members at their Saco location at 15 Industrial Park Rd.
Franklin Community Health Network offers flu clinics
Franklin Community Health Network is offering drive-up flu clinics in October for adults on the Franklin Memorial Hospital campus and via mobile outreach by the Healthy Community Coalition. No appointment is required.
Physicians Join Maine Medical Partners
Maine Medical Partners announces the following new hires.
Getting a Flu Shot has Never Been More Important
PBMC, WCGH and Belfast Public Health Nursing combine to offer 40 flu clinics.