Family Medicine is a specialty that provides comprehensive primary care and preventative services to all members of the family – from new babies to grandparents! Family physicians have unique attitudes and skills. The aim of family medicine is to provide personal, comprehensive and continuing care for the individual in the context of the family and the community which includes annual physical examinations and chronic disease management: arthritis, diabetes, obesity, asthma, high blood pressure and others. Caring for entire families, Family Doctors understand not only patient’s biologic state, but also the psychological and social influences on health.They are qualified to care for all family members regardless of sex, age, or type of problem (biological, behavioral, or social). In addition to preventing, recognizing, and treating disease, family physicians work to get to know the family and develop long-term relationships with their patients.
When a patient selects Blackstone Valley Community Health Care, they gain access to a Patient Centered Medical Home with cutting edge medical knowledge and capabilities and improved access to care through our Express Health Saturdays at 39 East Ave, as well as Notre Dame Express Heath, open Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm, in Central Falls.