The Christie Clinic Department of Family Medicine serves as a pillar of primary healthcare, providing comprehensive, integrated care for patients of all ages, from infants to older adults. Rooted in the principle of continuity of care, these practices foster enduring relationships between our patients and providers, promoting trust and understanding that is essential for effective treatment.

In addition to diagnosing and treating illness, we also provide preventive care including routine checkups, health-risk assessments, immunizations, and screening tests. One hallmark of family medicine is its holistic approach, addressing not only physical ailments but also considering psychological, social, and familial factors impacting health. Our providers act as advocates for their patients, striving to empower them with the knowledge and resources needed to make informed decisions about their well-being.

Preventive care is a central focus, with providers emphasizing the importance of routine screenings, vaccinations, and lifestyle modifications to mitigate health risks and promote longevity. By identifying risk factors early and implementing personalized preventive strategies, these practices help prevent the onset of chronic conditions and reduce healthcare costs in the long run.

Family Medicine plays a vital role in managing chronic illnesses by providing ongoing monitoring, medication management, and support for lifestyle changes. Through regular follow-ups and coordinated care, our providers work collaboratively with patients to optimize their health outcomes and enhance their quality of life.

The Department of Family Medicine also serves as a gateway to specialized care, coordinating referrals to other healthcare providers when necessary while ensuring seamless communication and continuity of treatment. This comprehensive approach ensures that patients receive timely and appropriate care tailored to their individual needs. We care for – and treat – the entire patient.

The cornerstone of our philosophy is exceptional medical care delivered in a personal and ongoing patient-provider relationship focused on integrated care. We are dedicated to serving our community as a resource on wellness and preventative medicine issues.