Family medicine used to be quaint. Often, county practitioners would make the rounds across town, visiting whole families in a single afternoon. The same doctor would see parents, children, and even grandchildren, getting to know generations of families over the course of decades.
While the days of the old county doctor making house calls may be gone, intergenerational care is still a large part of family practitioners. It’s a segmented form of medicine, and family practices still care for all members of a family under one roof. But advances in medicine, broadly, have impacted the ways in which families receive healthcare. Whether it’s a new procedure or a different practice business model, the care families receive is far different from what it was years ago.
Still, family medicine is often last type of medicine to obtain or have access to these advances. When a new data analysis tool becomes popularized, family practices are the last to get them. We don’t like that. There is a revolution in family medicine, and we hope to bring some of the more important advances to light in this space.
The New Family Medicine Revolution is also an online discussion space. If you have news, opinions, or experience with a new, innovative aspect of healthcare, drop us a line. We’d love to hear about what you have to share.