The family practice physicians at Encompass Medical Group provide continuing and comprehensive health care for the individual and the family. Family practice integrates the biological, clinical and behavioral sciences to address the health issues of all ages, both sexes, each organ system and every disease entity.
The family physician is typically the physician of first contact in most situations and, as the initial provider, is in a unique position to form a bond with the patient and the family. The family physician evaluates the patient's total health needs, and provides personal care within one or more fields of medicine, emphasizing disease prevention and health promotion. The family physician refers the patient when indicated to other sources of care while preserving continuity of care. The family physician's role as a cost-effective coordinator of the patient's health services is integral to the care provided. If the patient is hospitalized, this role prevents fragmentation and a lack of coordination of care. The family physician also has the unique advantage of utilizing knowledge of the patient in the context of the family and the community.
Learn more about each one of Encompass Medical Groups physicians and their areas of practice at Meet the Providers.