Family Medicine

Family Medicine

Family Medicine services offered in Silver Spring, MD

Family medicine is an essential part of maintaining the health and well-being of individuals and families. At Washington Medical Clinic LLC in Silver Spring, Maryland, our experienced team provide personalized and continuous care for people of all ages. The team can care for your entire family’s needs, from prescription refills to ear infection treatment. Call or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.

Family Medicine Q&A

What is family medicine?

Family medicine is a medical specialty that focuses on comprehensive and continuing healthcare for individuals and families of all ages. With a focus on preventive care and management of chronic conditions, a family medicine provider can help you stay healthy and address any medical concerns you may have.

Visiting a family medicine specialist allows your entire family to receive quality care at every age. Instead of visiting a pediatrician, internal medicine specialist, or geriatric medicine provider, each member of your family can see the same practitioner at Washington Medical Clinic LLC.

How is family medicine different from internal medicine?

Family medicine provides comprehensive, continuous care for individuals and families. As comprehensive care specialists, the family medicine providers at Washington Medical Clinic LLC have the unique training and experience to care for infants, children, and adults throughout their lives.

Internal medicine focuses on care for adults. An internal medicine specialist has advanced training to provide chronic disease management, cancer care, and geriatric medicine, but they don’t usually work with children and families.

What services can a family medicine specialist provide?

Washington Medical Clinic LLC offers a wide range of tests and treatments at their office, including:

  • Lab work
  • Tuberculosis screening and treatment
  • Prescription refills
  • Specialist referrals
  • Physical exams, including annual, school, sports, and employment physicals
  • Diabetes screening
  • Chronic disease management
  • Sick care
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure) screening
  • Cholesterol screening

The team also offers both women's and men’s health services, weight management, and immunizations to help every patient maintain optimal health at every stage of life.

What conditions can a family medicine provider diagnose?

The family medicine providers at Washington Medical Clinic LLC diagnoses and treats many acute (short-term) and chronic (long-term) conditions, such as:

  • Influenza (flu)
  • Bronchitis
  • Strep throat
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Skin conditions
  • Asthma
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Insomnia and sleep apnea

The team understands that every person has unique needs, and they work with each patient to develop personalized treatment plans that address their specific health concerns and needs. 

How often should I visit my family medicine provider?

It’s important to visit the team at least once a year for an annual physical exam. Your provider may recommend more frequent visits if you have an underlying health concern, like diabetes, that requires ongoing care.

The team at Washington Medical Clinic LLC can provide comprehensive, personalized, and continuous care for individuals and families of all ages. Call or schedule an appointment online to get the quality care you deserve.