Baptist Health Madisonville: The Importance of Family Medicine
Family medicine is important because it helps treat a number of conditions affecting your whole family. Learn more about the family medicine team at Baptist Health Madisonville.
The Importance of Family Medicine HealthTalks Transcript
David Carlos Jamora, MD, Family Medicine:
The role of family medicine is we take care, not only of you, but also your family members and also all your loved ones. Typically, we treat patients ranging from children to adults and even the elderly.
One of the great things about family medicine is that we treat a wide variety of chronic illnesses and diseases, which may be diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, asthma, or any lung issues.
One of the main roles of family medicine is preventive health. We order diagnostic tests and screenings, which may include colon, lung, cervical, or breast cancer screenings. We also highly emphasize immunizations, such as your tetanus, pneumonia and influenza vaccinations.
One of the great advantages here in Hopkinsville is that we have this facility that’s close to the city, and it’s accessible to a lot of people. We have our primary care clinics, where they would see me first, and then, if need be, they may see other specialty departments, such as gastroenterology, OB/GYN or orthopedic surgery. We also have physical therapy, in case you have any issues physically that need to be addressed, and we also offer lab services, as well as X-ray and diagnostic imaging.
The reason why I chose Baptist Health is because we all treat each other and work together like family. It’s one of the main reasons why I enjoy coming to work every day.