American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) certification in the specialty "Family Medicine" assures that the Physician possesses the knowledge, skills, and experience requisite to the provision of high-quality patient care. To maintain board certification, the Physician participates in an extensive process that involves completing accredited education and specialty training and periodic oral and written exams to demonstrate competency in the field of Family Medicine. A Family Physician is concerned with the total healthcare of the individual and the family and is trained to diagnose and treat a wide variety of ailments in patients of all ages. The Family Physician receives a broad range of training that includes adult medicine and care of the aged, the care of children, women"™s health, maternity care, preventive medicine and behavioral science. Special emphasis is placed on the primary care of families, utilizing consultants and community resources when appropriate.
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