Family Medicine

Family Medicine Specialist
If you’re looking for a medical practice that can care for you and your family through every life stage and health issue, then you’ve found the right practice. At Associates in Family Medicine, Michelle Hamidi, MD, and her team provide comprehensive, personalized, and continued care and support for Clairemont, San Diego residents of all ages and stages of life. Call or make an appointment online today.

Family Medicine

by Michelle Hamidi, MD

What is family medicine?

Dr. Michelle Hamidi is a family medicine physician, specializing in providing continuing, comprehensive care for patients of all ages. Family medicine is a broad practice that encompasses biological, clinical, and behavioral sciences. This combination means Dr. Hamidi and her staff treat you as a whole person, taking into consideration your psychological well-being as well as your physical and emotional well-being.

At Associates in Family Medicine, we treat men, women, children, adults, and seniors. The benefit of a family medicine practice is that Dr. Hamidi gets to know you and your family as you get older, and can provide optimal support and care from that unique and personal perspective.

What services does a family medicine specialist provide?

You can think of Associates in Family Medicine as your one-stop doctor’s office. We provide preventative, diagnostic, and therapeutic services for a range of health conditions. These services include:

  • Annual health exams
  • Routine well-child visits
  • Immunizations and screening tests
  • Same-day urgent care
  • Adult care
  • Employment and education physicals
  • Chronic disease management
  • Annual gynecological exams
  • Screenings for certain cancers

What conditions do family medicine practices treat?

Family medicine specialists like Dr. Hamidi go through extensive training in many different medical subspecialties as part of their residency training, making her uniquely qualified to treat a broad range of conditions for people of all ages, from newborns to senior adults. At Associates in Family Medicine, you can get treatment for minor issues like earaches and rashes and also chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and asthma. Dr. Hamidi can also help coordinate care should you need to see a specialist for a serious health condition such as cancer or Alzheimer’s disease.  

What’s the difference between family medicine and internal medicine?

Though both are considered primary care physicians, the main difference is that an internist sees only adults ages 18 and older while a family medicine specialist sees patients of all ages, from babies to senior citizens. You can think of family medicine specialists like Dr. Hamidi as a combination of a pediatrician and an internist.

Family medicine specialists have training in pediatrics, adult medicine, obstetrics, gynecology, mental health, and more, which enables them to treat their wide-ranging patient population. Internists are trained in all aspects of adult medical care only.

To learn more about the best family medicine care in the San Diego area, call Associates in Family Medicine or schedule an appointment online today.

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