Primary care providers act as a first point of consultation for all patients. Generally, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants are based in the community.
Family doctors are concerned with the total health care of patients. Family doctors are trained in the diagnosis and treatment of numerous diseases and conditions, and manage both common and complex problems. They are also trained to prevent, diagnose, and treat a wide variety of ailments affecting patients of all ages.
The science of protecting and improving the health of communities through education, promotion of healthy lifestyles, and research for disease and injury prevention. Public health involves the application of many different disciplines.
Physicians in this branch of medicine help guide a community, agency, health organization, medical office, or program to reach their group or community health goals.
The branch of medicine that is concerned with the prevention of disease and methods for increasing the power of the patient and community to resist disease and prolong life.