From Our Family To Yours: UF Health Family Medicine

When you think of family medicine, what comes to mind? A general practitioner? Your kids’ pediatrician? Whatever it is, family medicine is an important branch of healthcare that provides comprehensive care for patients of all ages. UF Health Family Medicine is a group of providers dedicated to our patients and their families. We provide high-quality, compassionate care that is patient-centered and evidence-based. We are committed to excellence in education, research, and clinical care, and we work together as a team to provide the best possible care for our patients.

What is family medicine?

Family medicine is a branch of medicine that deals with the health of the whole family. It is a comprehensive approach to health care that includes all members of the family. Family medicine physicians are trained to treat all members of the family, from infants to elders. They also have special training in caring for families with chronic illnesses.

Family medicine physicians provide preventive care, diagnose and treat common illnesses, and coordinate care with specialists when necessary. They also provide guidance on healthy lifestyle choices and can help families manage chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.

In addition to primary care, family medicine physicians often serve as the medical home for their patients. This means they provide continuous and coordinated care throughout a patient’s lifetime. They get to know their patients and their families well, which helps them provide better care.

Family medicine is an important part of our healthcare system. It is vital to have a family doctor you can trust and who knows your medical history. If you don’t have a family doctor, we encourage you to find one who is right for you and your family.

What services does UF Health Family Medicine offer?

UF Health Family Medicine offers a wide variety of services to meet the needs of our patients. We provide primary care, women’s health services, men’s health services, mental health services, and more. We also offer a variety of specialty services, such as sports medicine, weight management, and travel medicine.

Why is family medicine important?

The family is the basic unit of society and the primary source of love, support, and care. Family medicine is important because it provides comprehensive care for the whole family. It addresses the physical, mental, and emotional health of all family members.

Family medicine physicians are trained to provide primary care for all ages and genders. They are also trained in preventive medicine and can help families stay healthy. They can provide information on how to live a healthier lifestyle and make healthier choices.

Family medicine physicians work with other health care professionals to coordinate care for their patients. They also have a unique understanding of the impact that family dynamics have on health. They can provide support and resources to families dealing with chronic illness, disability, or other challenges.

How can UF Health Family Medicine help me and my family?

UF Health Family Medicine is committed to providing comprehensive care for the whole family. We provide services for all ages, from newborns to seniors. Our team of providers includes physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and support staff who work together to provide coordinated care.

We offer a wide range of services, including preventive care, well-child visits, immunizations, sports physicals, management of chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension, and much more. We also offer same-day appointments for sick visits and can provide referrals to specialists when needed.

We accept most insurance plans and are located conveniently in the UF Health Shands Hospital complex. Our goal is to provide you with high-quality, compassionate care that meets your needs and those of your family.

What are the benefits of seeing a family medicine doctor?

There are many benefits to seeing a family medicine doctor, including the following:

1. Family medicine doctors are trained to care for patients of all ages. This means that they can provide comprehensive care for your entire family, from young children to seniors.

2. Family medicine doctors have a broad range of knowledge and experience. This allows them to effectively manage chronic conditions, as well as acute illnesses and injuries.

3. Family medicine doctors develop long-term relationships with their patients. This gives them a deeper understanding of your health history and helps them provide more personalised care.

4. Family medicine doctors are often more accessible than specialists. This makes it easier to get the care you need, when you need it.

5. Family medicine doctors typically have lower costs than specialists. This can save you money on your healthcare costs overall.

How do I make an appointment with UF Health Family Medicine?

To make an appointment with UF Health Family Medicine, please call our office at 352-265-8240. If this is your first visit, we will need to collect some information from you over the phone so that we can best serve you when you come in for your appointment. We will ask for your name, date of birth, Social Security number, and insurance information. We will also ask for a brief description of why you are making an appointment.


From our family to yours, we want to welcome you to UF Health Family Medicine. We are a team of passionate and dedicated physicians committed to providing comprehensive care for you and your family. We believe in treating the whole person, not just the illness, and we will work with you to create a treatment plan that is tailored to your unique needs. Thank you for entrusting us with your care, and we look forward to getting to know you better.

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