A family practitioner
takes care of your entire family's needs. This includes child
care, adult care, and women's health. Most of your everyday health
care issues can be managed by a family practitioner. If more specialized
treatment or further evaluation is necessary, proper referrals
can be made.
are doctors for adults. Internists are trained in all subspecialties
and therefore, all adult medical issues can first be discussed
with an internist. Their services include everything from general
preventive medicine to treatment of high blood pressure, diabetes,
cancer, heart disease, women's health, and others.
Pediatrics is a branch of
medicine and is committed to the attainment of optimal, physical,
mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children,
adolescents, and young adults up to age 21. The physiology of
children varies with age; therefore treating a child is not like
treating miniature adult.